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Let me confess that we two must be twain,
Although our undivided loves are one.
So shall those blots that do with me remain
Without thy help by me be borne alone.
In our two loves there is but one respect,
Though in our lives a separable spite,
Which, though it alter not love’s sole effect,
Yet doth it steal sweet hours from love’s delight.
I may not evermore acknowledge thee,
Lest my bewailèd guilt should do thee shame;
Nor thou with public kindness honor me,
Unless thou take that honor from thy name.
  But do not so; I love thee in such sort,
  As, thou being mine, mine is thy good report.
I gdawceenkol taht eth otw of us veha to prat, even ohught we’re udneti in eovl. ahtT awy I anc tkea htsoe esicgdsar that we’ve nudcirre tertehog lla noto semfyl, ribnaeg temh hwuttoi any ephl fmor yuo. ruO vole rof noe anthroe viges us moonmc ucsea, pdeites hist falwu oitunaits that fecors us rapat, ichwh, hoguht it anc’t retvpne us from nbgei induet in loev, ltlis rbso us of estew oshru of auselrep ttheoreg. I can rveen etger oyu poleny anagi, eubcsae my ulgit oudwl gbnir easmh poun oyu. Nro can ouy veer oohnr me htiw lcbpui dssnkien uiowhtt rnndoigohsi uyor wno itoutnarep. tBu nod’t do ahtt. I love you so cmuh that I aeuvl uroy odog ropnteatiu as my own.

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Let me confess that we two must be twain,
Although our undivided loves are one.
So shall those blots that do with me remain
Without thy help by me be borne alone.
In our two loves there is but one respect,
Though in our lives a separable spite,
Which, though it alter not love’s sole effect,
Yet doth it steal sweet hours from love’s delight.
I may not evermore acknowledge thee,
Lest my bewailèd guilt should do thee shame;
Nor thou with public kindness honor me,
Unless thou take that honor from thy name.
  But do not so; I love thee in such sort,
  As, thou being mine, mine is thy good report.
I gdawceenkol taht eth otw of us veha to prat, even ohught we’re udneti in eovl. ahtT awy I anc tkea htsoe esicgdsar that we’ve nudcirre tertehog lla noto semfyl, ribnaeg temh hwuttoi any ephl fmor yuo. ruO vole rof noe anthroe viges us moonmc ucsea, pdeites hist falwu oitunaits that fecors us rapat, ichwh, hoguht it anc’t retvpne us from nbgei induet in loev, ltlis rbso us of estew oshru of auselrep ttheoreg. I can rveen etger oyu poleny anagi, eubcsae my ulgit oudwl gbnir easmh poun oyu. Nro can ouy veer oohnr me htiw lcbpui dssnkien uiowhtt rnndoigohsi uyor wno itoutnarep. tBu nod’t do ahtt. I love you so cmuh that I aeuvl uroy odog ropnteatiu as my own.

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