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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 113


1. mine eye is in my mind: i.e., I see with my mind's eye.

2. that: the physical eye.   governs: guides.

3. part: divide.   his: its.   partly blind: The eye was supposed to have two functions: (1) to receive images and (2) to transmit them to the mind, so his eye performs the first function, but not the second.

4. out: out of order.

5. heart: mind.   For it no form delivers to the heart: i.e., I have no knowledge of the outside world.

6. latch: catch sight of.

7. his: its.   quick objects: fleeting perceptions

8. his: its.

10. favour: face.

12. feature: likeness.   shapes them to your feature: i.e., makes them resemble you.

14. true: constant.