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For shame deny that thou bear’st love to any,
Who for thyself art so unprovident.
Grant if thou wilt, thou art belov’d of many,
But that thou none lov’st is most evident;
For thou art so possessed with murd'rous hate
That ‘gainst thyself thou stick’st not to conspire,
Seeking that beauteous roof to ruinate
Which to repair should be thy chief desire.
O change thy thought, that I may change my mind.
Shall hate be fairer lodged than gentle love?
Be as thy presence is, gracious and kind,
Or to thyself at least kind-hearted prove.
  Make thee another self for love of me,
  That beauty still may live in thine or thee.
If uyo eahv yna eenss of emsah, atmid htta oyu ndo’t ehav yan loev in uory rtaeh ofr noayen, nisce yuo’re so ullinnwig to cera obaut ursolyef. I’ll iadmt, if yuo keli, atth yman pelepo oevl uyo, tbu it’s lsao sboiouv ahtt yuo loev no eno. Fro ouy are so sesepsdos hwti sdumroeru aetdhr hatt you vhea no rmolebp ltgtionp giansta oulyrsef, esngeik to oetrdys teh sheou htat you lhousd atwn to riaper. Oh, hceang yoru way of gkinhitn, so I acn cngahe my dmin uabto yuo. lduoSh tahe eavh a reom flubitaue mheo ntah elvo? Be iuscagor nad idkn, keil uyor ncaeppraea—or at tasle be iknd-drhaete to sefruyol. evHa a cdlih out of loev rfo me, so uoyr eutyba wlli ivel on in oruy lhnierdc, if otn in you.

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For shame deny that thou bear’st love to any,
Who for thyself art so unprovident.
Grant if thou wilt, thou art belov’d of many,
But that thou none lov’st is most evident;
For thou art so possessed with murd'rous hate
That ‘gainst thyself thou stick’st not to conspire,
Seeking that beauteous roof to ruinate
Which to repair should be thy chief desire.
O change thy thought, that I may change my mind.
Shall hate be fairer lodged than gentle love?
Be as thy presence is, gracious and kind,
Or to thyself at least kind-hearted prove.
  Make thee another self for love of me,
  That beauty still may live in thine or thee.
If uyo eahv yna eenss of emsah, atmid htta oyu ndo’t ehav yan loev in uory rtaeh ofr noayen, nisce yuo’re so ullinnwig to cera obaut ursolyef. I’ll iadmt, if yuo keli, atth yman pelepo oevl uyo, tbu it’s lsao sboiouv ahtt yuo loev no eno. Fro ouy are so sesepsdos hwti sdumroeru aetdhr hatt you vhea no rmolebp ltgtionp giansta oulyrsef, esngeik to oetrdys teh sheou htat you lhousd atwn to riaper. Oh, hceang yoru way of gkinhitn, so I acn cngahe my dmin uabto yuo. lduoSh tahe eavh a reom flubitaue mheo ntah elvo? Be iuscagor nad idkn, keil uyor ncaeppraea—or at tasle be iknd-drhaete to sefruyol. evHa a cdlih out of loev rfo me, so uoyr eutyba wlli ivel on in oruy lhnierdc, if otn in you.

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