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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 51


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1. slow offense: offense of slowness.

4. posting: riding fast.

6. swift extremity: extreme of swiftness.

11. no dull flesh: i.e., no longer being only dull flesh.

12. jade: broken-down horse.

14. leave: freedom.  go: walk (as opposed to galloping).