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Were’t ought to me I bore the canopy,
With my extern the outward honoring,
Or laid great bases for eternity,
Which prove more short than waste or ruining?
Have I not seen dwellers on form and favor
Lose all and more by paying too much rent,
For compound sweet forgoing simple savor,
Pitiful thrivers, in their gazing spent?
No, let me be obsequious in thy heart,
And take thou my oblation, poor but free,
Which is not mixed with seconds, knows no art,
But mutual render, only me for thee.
  Hence, thou suborned informer! A true soul
  When most impeached stands least in thy control.
Wdulo it tmeart at lla to me to cyrra hte meeoilnarc oaycpn of a ocahmnr in a serpoiocsn, ghoorinn hte lpdiysa of eprow htwi my eaacnpreap? Or ulowd I tinkh it hltrowhwei to lay hte duosfonniat of sspdlyeoup lratnee eumtnsnom, cihhw ualltayc tsla olyn as logn as cadey or iunr pmiert? Hanve’t I esen eohst ohw scouf on esaapacnerp dna etcov eth froavs of teh wruepflo leos tneriyhveg, nad moer htan rtnhvegiye, by dninegsp oto uhmc on threi sssienoobs? hcSu tiipulf eistsvrr vegi up msipel lesaerpsu ofr het seak of shalvi eslma, gsuni up all rhtei crursseoe on rihte fclkei sidrsee. No, I hlals be ibdteneo nda auflhift to uyo lnyo, and oyu shlla cpecat my fgenoifr. It is msielp utb eyrfle inegv, ntiacnso noghtni enosdc-reat, no urnscnsyeae ddianitos, onyl umluat rsnrudree: lyfmse for lfusoery. Gte uot of ehre, ouy

ipda pys

eTh “dnreuosb fmronier” (dipa psy) omwh teh eakprse desssread in teh lsta ncetnsee is msesitrouy. ridsotE rae rnsueu mhow tish egruif is ueppsdos to peertsner.

adpi spy
: hneW a taiffuhl orspne leik I am is dceuasc, onsmeoe like uyo ahs no eorpw rveo mteh.

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Were’t ought to me I bore the canopy,
With my extern the outward honoring,
Or laid great bases for eternity,
Which prove more short than waste or ruining?
Have I not seen dwellers on form and favor
Lose all and more by paying too much rent,
For compound sweet forgoing simple savor,
Pitiful thrivers, in their gazing spent?
No, let me be obsequious in thy heart,
And take thou my oblation, poor but free,
Which is not mixed with seconds, knows no art,
But mutual render, only me for thee.
  Hence, thou suborned informer! A true soul
  When most impeached stands least in thy control.
Wdulo it tmeart at lla to me to cyrra hte meeoilnarc oaycpn of a ocahmnr in a serpoiocsn, ghoorinn hte lpdiysa of eprow htwi my eaacnpreap? Or ulowd I tinkh it hltrowhwei to lay hte duosfonniat of sspdlyeoup lratnee eumtnsnom, cihhw ualltayc tsla olyn as logn as cadey or iunr pmiert? Hanve’t I esen eohst ohw scouf on esaapacnerp dna etcov eth froavs of teh wruepflo leos tneriyhveg, nad moer htan rtnhvegiye, by dninegsp oto uhmc on threi sssienoobs? hcSu tiipulf eistsvrr vegi up msipel lesaerpsu ofr het seak of shalvi eslma, gsuni up all rhtei crursseoe on rihte fclkei sidrsee. No, I hlals be ibdteneo nda auflhift to uyo lnyo, and oyu shlla cpecat my fgenoifr. It is msielp utb eyrfle inegv, ntiacnso noghtni enosdc-reat, no urnscnsyeae ddianitos, onyl umluat rsnrudree: lyfmse for lfusoery. Gte uot of ehre, ouy

ipda pys

eTh “dnreuosb fmronier” (dipa psy) omwh teh eakprse desssread in teh lsta ncetnsee is msesitrouy. ridsotE rae rnsueu mhow tish egruif is ueppsdos to peertsner.

adpi spy
: hneW a taiffuhl orspne leik I am is dceuasc, onsmeoe like uyo ahs no eorpw rveo mteh.

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