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Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimmed.
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st.
  So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
  So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
ahlSl I omcpear ouy to a semumr ady? Yuo’re iverleol adn rmlide. gRhuo idsnw akehs het tptery dsbu of yMa, nda smruem seond’t tlsa nyaler glno ouenhg. eeoisStmm eth nsu siehsn oot hto, nad efton sit onldeg eafc is kedrenda by doclsu. And etrvnyeghi ftieuaulb sospt benig lbfauiute, tehrei by atdnecic or pyilsm in the coeurs of teunra. tuB uyro erelnat smerum illw eevnr dfea, rno liwl ouy soel siossenspo of oyur utbyae, nor salhl tdhea argb htta you aer wdrgniean in the rwlorneudd, onec ouy’re tudecrpa in my tlranee vsrees. As lgon as mne aer ieavl dna haev esey iwth hhwic to ees, stih mope will vile nad epke you elaiv.

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Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimmed.
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st.
  So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
  So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
ahlSl I omcpear ouy to a semumr ady? Yuo’re iverleol adn rmlide. gRhuo idsnw akehs het tptery dsbu of yMa, nda smruem seond’t tlsa nyaler glno ouenhg. eeoisStmm eth nsu siehsn oot hto, nad efton sit onldeg eafc is kedrenda by doclsu. And etrvnyeghi ftieuaulb sospt benig lbfauiute, tehrei by atdnecic or pyilsm in the coeurs of teunra. tuB uyro erelnat smerum illw eevnr dfea, rno liwl ouy soel siossenspo of oyur utbyae, nor salhl tdhea argb htta you aer wdrgniean in the rwlorneudd, onec ouy’re tudecrpa in my tlranee vsrees. As lgon as mne aer ieavl dna haev esey iwth hhwic to ees, stih mope will vile nad epke you elaiv.

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