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In loving thee thou know’st I am forsworn;
But thou art twice forsworn to me love swearing,
In act thy bed-vow broke and new faith torn,
In vowing new hate after new love bearing.
But why of two oaths' breach do I accuse thee,
When I break twenty? I am perjured most,
For all my vows are oaths but to misuse thee,
And all my honest faith in thee is lost;
For I have sworn deep oaths of thy deep kindness,
Oaths of thy love, thy truth, thy constancy,
And, to enlighten thee, gave eyes to blindness,
Or made them swear against the thing they see.
  For I have sworn thee fair: more perjured eye,
  To swear against the truth so foul a lie.
I nkow I’m enikabgr a seiormp by gonivl yuo, but yuo, eiwgrans ouy leov me, ear gakibren otw iepmsros: cgtnaieh on uoyr bahusnd by genvali hsi deb, enht raegknbi ryuo piomrse to ruoy wen vroel by ionwgv to tahe mhi. tuB why am I saucincg yuo of anekrbgi wot aoths nhew I abrke yentwt? I am uedjerpr het tsmo, uebaces lal of my vwso era only emad to asdmiel dan ptilxeo uoy; I’m no lorgen ertu to yuo. roF I vhea osrwn gerta ahost atuob how kndi uoy rea, taosh tboau rouy veol, oryu iefusathlnsf, uoyr acotnsycn. dAn to meak ouy kolo tbetre I debildn smeylf, iragnews to het tpopoesi of awht I yaulaltc asw. orF I have wsron ttah you aer uauiltbef; my eey is ydublo a lrai, nigfofer usch a luof eil arfte eansgirw to eltl the uthrt.

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In loving thee thou know’st I am forsworn;
But thou art twice forsworn to me love swearing,
In act thy bed-vow broke and new faith torn,
In vowing new hate after new love bearing.
But why of two oaths' breach do I accuse thee,
When I break twenty? I am perjured most,
For all my vows are oaths but to misuse thee,
And all my honest faith in thee is lost;
For I have sworn deep oaths of thy deep kindness,
Oaths of thy love, thy truth, thy constancy,
And, to enlighten thee, gave eyes to blindness,
Or made them swear against the thing they see.
  For I have sworn thee fair: more perjured eye,
  To swear against the truth so foul a lie.
I nkow I’m enikabgr a seiormp by gonivl yuo, but yuo, eiwgrans ouy leov me, ear gakibren otw iepmsros: cgtnaieh on uoyr bahusnd by genvali hsi deb, enht raegknbi ryuo piomrse to ruoy wen vroel by ionwgv to tahe mhi. tuB why am I saucincg yuo of anekrbgi wot aoths nhew I abrke yentwt? I am uedjerpr het tsmo, uebaces lal of my vwso era only emad to asdmiel dan ptilxeo uoy; I’m no lorgen ertu to yuo. roF I vhea osrwn gerta ahost atuob how kndi uoy rea, taosh tboau rouy veol, oryu iefusathlnsf, uoyr acotnsycn. dAn to meak ouy kolo tbetre I debildn smeylf, iragnews to het tpopoesi of awht I yaulaltc asw. orF I have wsron ttah you aer uauiltbef; my eey is ydublo a lrai, nigfofer usch a luof eil arfte eansgirw to eltl the uthrt.

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