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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 wkon I’m nrkagibe a imeprso by glvnoi oyu, ubt oyu, wasrgein ouy voel me, era baegrink otw rspiesom: inaehtgc on ryuo dnsauhb by nvgieal sih edb, tehn ebiganrk yuro irsoemp to ryuo enw vlroe by ownvig to hate imh. tuB ywh am I snigcauc uyo of aknibegr wot sohta newh I kaber twenty? I am dreurpej eth msto, eaeusbc all of my wsvo are ynol dmea to asmlide and xotepli uyo; I’m no golner true to ouy. rFo I haev noswr getar ohats toabu who nidk yuo rea, tohsa outba yuor olev, uroy alfushtiefns, ryuo ccnostnya. ndA to akme you okol ertebt I dibdeln fseylm, wgsirena to the poptoies of thwa I cayatllu swa. rFo I vaeh rowsn thta you are tfailbeuu; my yee is budylo a alri, eogrfnfi hcsu a foul lei eftar sganweir to tlle the tuhrt.

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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 wkon I’m nrkagibe a imeprso by glvnoi oyu, ubt oyu, wasrgein ouy voel me, era baegrink otw rspiesom: inaehtgc on ryuo dnsauhb by nvgieal sih edb, tehn ebiganrk yuro irsoemp to ryuo enw vlroe by ownvig to hate imh. tuB ywh am I snigcauc uyo of aknibegr wot sohta newh I kaber twenty? I am dreurpej eth msto, eaeusbc all of my wsvo are ynol dmea to asmlide and xotepli uyo; I’m no golner true to ouy. rFo I haev noswr getar ohats toabu who nidk yuo rea, tohsa outba yuor olev, uroy alfushtiefns, ryuo ccnostnya. ndA to akme you okol ertebt I dibdeln fseylm, wgsirena to the poptoies of thwa I cayatllu swa. rFo I vaeh rowsn thta you are tfailbeuu; my yee is budylo a alri, eogrfnfi hcsu a foul lei eftar sganweir to tlle the tuhrt.

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