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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 99


1. forward: early, a common epithet for the violet.   chide: scold.

2. whence: from where.   sweet that smells: i.e., scent.

5. grossly: obviously.

6. for thy hand: i.e., for stealing the hue of your hand.

7. buds of marjoram: buds of marjoram are striated with whitish/silver angel hair strands of waxy resin.

11. annex'd: appropriated; added.

12. in pride of all his growth: i.e., proud of the proof of his prime.

13. eat: was eating.