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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 65


1. Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea, / But sad mortality o'er-sways their power: i.e., since there is nothing that is not overpowered by inevitable death.

3. with this rage: against this destructive power.

6. wrackful: destructive.

10. from Time's chest: i.e., away from the danger of being locked up in Time's chest.

12. who his spoil of beauty can forbid: who can forbid Time to ravage beauty?

14. black ink: i.e., written words.