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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 46


2. thy sight: the sight of you.

3. Mine eye my heart thy picture's sight would bar, / My heart mine eye the freedom of that right: My eye would [if it could] prevent my heart from seeing your image, [and] my heart [would deny] my eye the freedom to claim a right to you.

5. him: the heart.

6. closet: private room.  crystal eyes: i.e., clear-sighted eyes.

8. in him: i.e., in the poet's eyes.

9-10. 'cide: decide.  impanneled / A quest of thoughts: impaneled a jury of thoughts.  all tenants to the heart: —Since all the thoughts have the heart as landlord, the "jury of thoughts" might be a bit prejudiced.

12. moiety: portion.