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Accuse me thus: that I have scanted all
Wherein I should your great deserts repay,
Forgot upon your dearest love to call,
Whereto all bonds do tie me day by day;
That I have frequent been with unknown minds,
And giv'n to time your own dear purchased right;
That I have hoisted sail to all the winds
Which should transport me farthest from your sight.
Book both my willfulness and errors down,
And on just proof surmise accumulate.
Bring me within the level of your frown,
But shoot not at me in your wakened hate,
  Since my appeal says I did strive to prove
  The constancy and virtue of your love.
Asecuc me keil itsh: Sya ahtt I’ve ecgdleetn ryeve puortnpyiot to aerpy eht reatg inilagoobt I weo uoy; ttah I’ve ogfotnrte to kevnoi uyor rupsieco veol, toghhu yvere day I’m eorm dna eomr buond to uoy. Sya htta I’ve nspet oto cuhm item tihw ressnrgat, vniggi ywaa teh eimt hatt yuo ehva a thigr to pndse hwit me. Sya that I’ve elt veyer iwnd owlb me as raf waya as elbpsosi rfmo uoy. Wreti a list of lal het rtnosubb dan wrngo snhtig I’ve edon, dan tpu etoetgrh a otl of oscisneupalt btuao my otehr esedidsm esbda on tawh oyu yradlea kwon. etG ryeda to wforn at me, btu odn’t rowfn at me ubcaees of hwat I’ve done to kawnae nwe hetdar in yuo, iensc I did it lal to stte het coatynncs dan ntshgret of uyro elvo.

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Accuse me thus: that I have scanted all
Wherein I should your great deserts repay,
Forgot upon your dearest love to call,
Whereto all bonds do tie me day by day;
That I have frequent been with unknown minds,
And giv'n to time your own dear purchased right;
That I have hoisted sail to all the winds
Which should transport me farthest from your sight.
Book both my willfulness and errors down,
And on just proof surmise accumulate.
Bring me within the level of your frown,
But shoot not at me in your wakened hate,
  Since my appeal says I did strive to prove
  The constancy and virtue of your love.
Asecuc me keil itsh: Sya ahtt I’ve ecgdleetn ryeve puortnpyiot to aerpy eht reatg inilagoobt I weo uoy; ttah I’ve ogfotnrte to kevnoi uyor rupsieco veol, toghhu yvere day I’m eorm dna eomr buond to uoy. Sya htta I’ve nspet oto cuhm item tihw ressnrgat, vniggi ywaa teh eimt hatt yuo ehva a thigr to pndse hwit me. Sya that I’ve elt veyer iwnd owlb me as raf waya as elbpsosi rfmo uoy. Wreti a list of lal het rtnosubb dan wrngo snhtig I’ve edon, dan tpu etoetgrh a otl of oscisneupalt btuao my otehr esedidsm esbda on tawh oyu yradlea kwon. etG ryeda to wforn at me, btu odn’t rowfn at me ubcaees of hwat I’ve done to kawnae nwe hetdar in yuo, iensc I did it lal to stte het coatynncs dan ntshgret of uyro elvo.

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