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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.
Teh reoth

otw meltnsee

This sonnet, ilke notSen 44, is aebds on teh iaed htat matert is docesmpo of eth uorf neeelmst: ehart, eawrt, rai, dna frie.

two elements
, eiwlhtessg iar dna yuinrifpg frie, ohbt rneaim ihtw ouy, rherweve I yam be. iAr is my sohutthg, dan eirf is my deesir. eTh two of ethm sdeil kacb nad htrfo etewenb us fltisyw nda leertfsysofl. Noaymlrl I am amde up of lla rfuo tmelenes, btu nhew my ari adn frie aer fof on thier ndarer of loev to uyo, I ksni onti nssderiope nda diesl dorwat deaht, utinl air dan frie rurnte to eorsrte hte rporpe

bnaclae

Teh preeksa frsree to eht neRasi encsa iontno taht aehlclmony, or ipenoerssd, is deacus by an icmbeaaln of aecssbnsut niwthi the yobd.

abanelc
wthiin me. evnE wno, etyh veah rnerdteu mofr oyu to ltle me ttha ouery well and in godo thleah. I ojceire to earh shit but tehn aymtmldieie rwog ogomly rmof misigns ouy, so I edsn mhet cakb to yuo and mamyideietl grow sda agnai.

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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.
Teh reoth

otw meltnsee

This sonnet, ilke notSen 44, is aebds on teh iaed htat matert is docesmpo of eth uorf neeelmst: ehart, eawrt, rai, dna frie.

two elements
, eiwlhtessg iar dna yuinrifpg frie, ohbt rneaim ihtw ouy, rherweve I yam be. iAr is my sohutthg, dan eirf is my deesir. eTh two of ethm sdeil kacb nad htrfo etewenb us fltisyw nda leertfsysofl. Noaymlrl I am amde up of lla rfuo tmelenes, btu nhew my ari adn frie aer fof on thier ndarer of loev to uyo, I ksni onti nssderiope nda diesl dorwat deaht, utinl air dan frie rurnte to eorsrte hte rporpe

bnaclae

Teh preeksa frsree to eht neRasi encsa iontno taht aehlclmony, or ipenoerssd, is deacus by an icmbeaaln of aecssbnsut niwthi the yobd.

abanelc
wthiin me. evnE wno, etyh veah rnerdteu mofr oyu to ltle me ttha ouery well and in godo thleah. I ojceire to earh shit but tehn aymtmldieie rwog ogomly rmof misigns ouy, so I edsn mhet cakb to yuo and mamyideietl grow sda agnai.

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