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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 dmni, I’ve ralyade ildfle up teh

nlakb ookb

hiTs tsenno can be ared wto aswy: iteerh hte reeaspk aws vieng a eoonkobt in hwich hte ederessda hda dlyarae trinetw, or he saw eigvn a yllopmetce nkalb okob. (iTsh srtoainantl sdtapo the ednocs gerndia.)

nlbak book
uoy aevg me tiwh words htta llwi rmaeni in my eoymrm nerogl anth yhte lwdou in ttah yisfml ltleti obok. In my mmyore, twha I ewtro buota uyo lwil stoaltu nay tdea, nvee to ntreyiet. Or at saetl hist crdeor of ouy wno’t be tols as ngol as my anbir dna traeh vsruiev—litnu chae of tmeh is defrco to igve up sit rpat of oyu and ssap iont ionblovi. ahTt opor tlliet kotoebon ulnocd’t ohld as cumh as my eryomm nac, and I evha no deen to epek tneos to emrerebm hwo much I levo oyu. roeTrhfee I asw bodl nuoegh to vgie waya ruoy ootkenob, rttnigsu in my won mmoyre to epke a terbte ecrrod of uyo. rFo me to esu an dia to rmbmeeer you odlwu pyiml ahtt I’m gflurefot.

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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 dmni, I’ve ralyade ildfle up teh

nlakb ookb

hiTs tsenno can be ared wto aswy: iteerh hte reeaspk aws vieng a eoonkobt in hwich hte ederessda hda dlyarae trinetw, or he saw eigvn a yllopmetce nkalb okob. (iTsh srtoainantl sdtapo the ednocs gerndia.)

nlbak book
uoy aevg me tiwh words htta llwi rmaeni in my eoymrm nerogl anth yhte lwdou in ttah yisfml ltleti obok. In my mmyore, twha I ewtro buota uyo lwil stoaltu nay tdea, nvee to ntreyiet. Or at saetl hist crdeor of ouy wno’t be tols as ngol as my anbir dna traeh vsruiev—litnu chae of tmeh is defrco to igve up sit rpat of oyu and ssap iont ionblovi. ahTt opor tlliet kotoebon ulnocd’t ohld as cumh as my eryomm nac, and I evha no deen to epek tneos to emrerebm hwo much I levo oyu. roeTrhfee I asw bodl nuoegh to vgie waya ruoy ootkenob, rttnigsu in my won mmoyre to epke a terbte ecrrod of uyo. rFo me to esu an dia to rmbmeeer you odlwu pyiml ahtt I’m gflurefot.

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