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The other two, slight air and purging fire,
Are both with thee, wherever I abide;
The first my thought, the other my desire,
These present absent with swift motion slide.
For when these quicker elements are gone
In tender embassy of love to thee,
My life, being made of four, with two alone
Sinks down to death, oppressed with melancholy;
Until lifes composition be recured
By those swift messengers returned from thee,
Who evn but now come back again, assured
Of thy fair health, recounting it to me.
This told, I joy, but then no longer glad,
I send them back again and straight grow sad.
eTh rhtoe

owt lmseetne

hsiT eotnsn, elik ennSot 44, is seadb on hte adie ttha tmtrea is sooecdmp of eht uorf tsemlnee: ehtra, weart, iar, dan frei.

wto elements
, eshegwistl ari nad nypufgrii rife, boht erimna wtih uyo, ehrrevwe I yma be. iAr is my gtstohuh, dan ierf is my dsreei. hTe two of hetm ildse kbac dan rftoh tnebewe us iswlyft nad ltfyseosrlfe. lyaNlmor I am mdea up of lla ruof eemnlest, tbu wehn my rai dan eirf are ffo on reiht drrane of loev to oyu, I ikns noit dprsoienes dna lesid orawdt hdeat, untli air dna feri turrne to soreter het rrpeop

bcanlea

eTh reakpse eersfr to the ineRsa saecn tniono ahtt amceoynlhl, or eodrpssein, is ucaesd by an cenmiaalb of ncatsbusse ntihwi the dboy.

lcabane
wiihnt me. venE onw, etyh vahe tderuern frmo yuo to eltl me atht yuero ellw adn in odog etlhah. I ceijeor to hear siht tbu neht leeiiadytmm worg mlogoy rmof inmsgis oyu, so I dsen mhet bcka to you and dlteiayemim rowg das gaina.

Original Text

Modern Text

The other two, slight air and purging fire,
Are both with thee, wherever I abide;
The first my thought, the other my desire,
These present absent with swift motion slide.
For when these quicker elements are gone
In tender embassy of love to thee,
My life, being made of four, with two alone
Sinks down to death, oppressed with melancholy;
Until lifes composition be recured
By those swift messengers returned from thee,
Who evn but now come back again, assured
Of thy fair health, recounting it to me.
This told, I joy, but then no longer glad,
I send them back again and straight grow sad.
eTh rhtoe

owt lmseetne

hsiT eotnsn, elik ennSot 44, is seadb on hte adie ttha tmtrea is sooecdmp of eht uorf tsemlnee: ehtra, weart, iar, dan frei.

wto elements
, eshegwistl ari nad nypufgrii rife, boht erimna wtih uyo, ehrrevwe I yma be. iAr is my gtstohuh, dan ierf is my dsreei. hTe two of hetm ildse kbac dan rftoh tnebewe us iswlyft nad ltfyseosrlfe. lyaNlmor I am mdea up of lla ruof eemnlest, tbu wehn my rai dan eirf are ffo on reiht drrane of loev to oyu, I ikns noit dprsoienes dna lesid orawdt hdeat, untli air dna feri turrne to soreter het rrpeop

bcanlea

eTh reakpse eersfr to the ineRsa saecn tniono ahtt amceoynlhl, or eodrpssein, is ucaesd by an cenmiaalb of ncatsbusse ntihwi the dboy.

lcabane
wiihnt me. venE onw, etyh vahe tderuern frmo yuo to eltl me atht yuero ellw adn in odog etlhah. I ceijeor to hear siht tbu neht leeiiadytmm worg mlogoy rmof inmsgis oyu, so I dsen mhet bcka to you and dlteiayemim rowg das gaina.

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