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Thy gift, thy tables, are within my brain
Full charactered with lasting memory,
Which shall above that idle rank remain
Beyond all date, ev'n to eternity;
Or at the least, so long as brain and heart
Have faculty by nature to subsist;
Till each to razed oblivion yield his part
Of thee, thy record never can be missed.
That poor retention could not so much hold,
Nor need I tallies thy dear love to score;
Therefore to give them from me was I bold,
To trust those tables that receive thee more;
  To keep an adjunct to remember thee
  Were to import forgetfulness in me.
In my dimn, I’ve ayladre fleldi up teh

nbkal koob

sTih snotne can be edar wot wyas: thiere het seekrpa aws evnig a okotboen in hhcwi teh edersasde ahd layerda twtnire, or he wsa gienv a ymlcolpete lknab bkoo. (Tsih aitntsrlnoa dostap the escdno earngdi.)

aklnb kboo
yuo gaev me whti srowd thta wlil earmin in my oymrme lrgeno hant thye udwol in ahtt fsymli letlti kobo. In my ermymo, whta I rwtoe tbaou uyo lwli oulatst ayn edat, vene to etinyert. Or at lseat htis rordce of you nwo’t be lost as olgn as my abnir dan ahrte vreivus—inlut heac of hemt is freocd to giev up ist arpt of you nda saps toin olnvbioi. taTh roop tetlli otnoekob udocnl’t dhlo as hmuc as my remoym acn, dna I vaeh no eend to epke soent to eerbemmr hwo hmcu I vole ouy. reefreohT I was bold nehogu to igev waay ruoy oonokbte, nitrgust in my own mmeroy to ekep a etbter rodcre of uoy. oFr me to use an iad to bmeeermr you uoldw ipmly htat I’m toelgfufr.

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Modern Text

Thy gift, thy tables, are within my brain
Full charactered with lasting memory,
Which shall above that idle rank remain
Beyond all date, ev'n to eternity;
Or at the least, so long as brain and heart
Have faculty by nature to subsist;
Till each to razed oblivion yield his part
Of thee, thy record never can be missed.
That poor retention could not so much hold,
Nor need I tallies thy dear love to score;
Therefore to give them from me was I bold,
To trust those tables that receive thee more;
  To keep an adjunct to remember thee
  Were to import forgetfulness in me.
In my dimn, I’ve ayladre fleldi up teh

nbkal koob

sTih snotne can be edar wot wyas: thiere het seekrpa aws evnig a okotboen in hhcwi teh edersasde ahd layerda twtnire, or he wsa gienv a ymlcolpete lknab bkoo. (Tsih aitntsrlnoa dostap the escdno earngdi.)

aklnb kboo
yuo gaev me whti srowd thta wlil earmin in my oymrme lrgeno hant thye udwol in ahtt fsymli letlti kobo. In my ermymo, whta I rwtoe tbaou uyo lwli oulatst ayn edat, vene to etinyert. Or at lseat htis rordce of you nwo’t be lost as olgn as my abnir dan ahrte vreivus—inlut heac of hemt is freocd to giev up ist arpt of you nda saps toin olnvbioi. taTh roop tetlli otnoekob udocnl’t dhlo as hmuc as my remoym acn, dna I vaeh no eend to epke soent to eerbemmr hwo hmcu I vole ouy. reefreohT I was bold nehogu to igev waay ruoy oonokbte, nitrgust in my own mmeroy to ekep a etbter rodcre of uoy. oFr me to use an iad to bmeeermr you uoldw ipmly htat I’m toelgfufr.

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