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Welcome to my web site, now under development for more than twenty years.   
-- 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 56


1. love: love itself, the spirit of love.

2. edge: keeness.

6. wink: close.

9. int'rim: interim; i.e., the time that the poet and his beloved are separated.

10. parts: separates.   contracted new: newly engaged.

12. Return of love: Perhaps both a return of the loved one and the return or intensification of the feeling of love.

13. it: the "sad int'rim."