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-- 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.

Notes for Shakespeare's Sonnet 105


1. idolatry: the worship of idols; blind or excessive devotion to something.

2. show: appear.

6. still: always.

8. difference: variety.

11. And in this change is my invention spent: i.e., and in this variation (of words) is my creativeness used up.

12. scope: range.

13. have often lived alone: i.e., other people often have one of these qualities (but not all three at once).

14. Which three till now never kept seat in one: i.e., this is the first time beauty, kindness, truth have kept together in one person.