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Welcome to my web site, now under development for more than twenty years.   
-- Philip Weller, November 13, 1941 - February 1, 2021
Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.

Shakespeare's Sonnets Navigator Summary of Sonnet 98 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 98

Shakespeare's Sonnet 98


  1    From you have I been absent in the spring,
  2    When proud-pied April dress'd in all his trim
  3    Hath put a spirit of youth in every thing,
  4    That heavy Saturn laugh'd and leapt with him.
  5    Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell
  6    Of different flowers in odor and in hue
  7    Could make me any summer's story tell,
  8    Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew;
  9    Nor did I wonder at the lily's white,
 10    Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
 11    They were but sweet, but figures of delight,
 12    Drawn after you, you pattern of all those.
 13      Yet seem'd it winter still, and, you away,
 14      As with your shadow I with these did play.

Reading uploaded to UTube by gwendolyn2001.

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