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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 140


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1. press: push.

2. tongue-tied: silent.

4. manner: nature.   pity-wanting: unpitied.

5. wit: wisdom.

6. Though not to love, yet, love, to tell me so: To say you love me even though you don't.

7. testy: fretful; peevish.

8. know: hear.

11. ill-wresting: that puts a bad construction on everything.

13. so: i.e., mad.

14. wide: wide of the mark (from archery); i.e., astray.