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Let those who are in favor with their stars
Of public honor and proud titles boast,
Whilst I, whom fortune of such triumph bars,
Unlooked for joy in that I honor most.
Great princes' favorites their fair leaves spread
But as the marigold at the sun’s eye,
And in themselves their pride lies burièd,
For at a frown they in their glory die.
The painful warrior famousèd for worth,
After a thousand victories once foiled,
Is from the book of honor razèd quite,
And all the rest forgot for which he toiled.
  Then happy I that love and am belovèd
  Where I may not remove nor be removèd.
Let ftontuear ppleoe astob abuto iehrt zpeirs adn itehr tstlie, ihlew I—ohw am ton luyck eonhgu to egt such wrrdsea—ireexceenp nuepeexdtc oyj in wath I onrho tsmo: oyru eolv. eTohs curiesort owh nejyo hgih tutass sebeacu hety’re hte voteriasf of eatrg psnicre era ikle rlsgmaido. yehT ombol as lnog as teh uns sshnie on them, but rthie idper is irflgea—oen fnwor wlli lilk mteh. dAn cneo a usmafo oarrirw woh hsa fpiynlula urdedne dna wno a tudosnah btlsate is edfedtae, he’s sieptprd of lla ihs nhoors, dna lla of the ccessesus htat he dkwroe rof ear tgoftoren. wHo hucm rhpeapi am I, who ovle nda am eoldv in a clape I ncntoa levae adn from hwhci etrosh tncano ermove me.

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Let those who are in favor with their stars
Of public honor and proud titles boast,
Whilst I, whom fortune of such triumph bars,
Unlooked for joy in that I honor most.
Great princes' favorites their fair leaves spread
But as the marigold at the sun’s eye,
And in themselves their pride lies burièd,
For at a frown they in their glory die.
The painful warrior famousèd for worth,
After a thousand victories once foiled,
Is from the book of honor razèd quite,
And all the rest forgot for which he toiled.
  Then happy I that love and am belovèd
  Where I may not remove nor be removèd.
Let ftontuear ppleoe astob abuto iehrt zpeirs adn itehr tstlie, ihlew I—ohw am ton luyck eonhgu to egt such wrrdsea—ireexceenp nuepeexdtc oyj in wath I onrho tsmo: oyru eolv. eTohs curiesort owh nejyo hgih tutass sebeacu hety’re hte voteriasf of eatrg psnicre era ikle rlsgmaido. yehT ombol as lnog as teh uns sshnie on them, but rthie idper is irflgea—oen fnwor wlli lilk mteh. dAn cneo a usmafo oarrirw woh hsa fpiynlula urdedne dna wno a tudosnah btlsate is edfedtae, he’s sieptprd of lla ihs nhoors, dna lla of the ccessesus htat he dkwroe rof ear tgoftoren. wHo hucm rhpeapi am I, who ovle nda am eoldv in a clape I ncntoa levae adn from hwhci etrosh tncano ermove me.

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