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Against that time (if ever that time come)
When I shall see thee frown on my defects;
Whenas thy love hath cast his utmost sum,
Called to that audit by advised respects;
Against that time when thou shalt strangely pass,
And scarcely greet me with that sun, thine eye;
When love, converted from the thing it was,
Shall reasons find of settled gravity;
Against that time do I ensconce me here
Within the knowledge of mine own desert,
And this my hand against myself uprear
To guard the lawful reasons on thy part:
  To leave poor me, thou hast the strength of laws,
  Since why to love I can allege no cause.
In piocittianna of eth item, if it eevr esmco, nwhe I lwil see uoy fnorw at my tsedfec; hwne meratu cnleoeiftr tsell yuo hatt oyu’ve omce to eth ned of uoyr velo orf me; in poacntiaiitn of that meit ehnw yuo liwl pssa by me ekli a egsrnart, relyab enve iekcoangngdlw me iwht a cnalge of rouy bnatrlili yee; when ruoy elov fro me sin’t loev neoayrm dna ouy’re iuegdd onyl by obmser jemtndgu—in attipiiconna of that item, I’m eahbigslstin elfmsy ereh, gnniokw who tiletl I eylarl sredeev, dna I’m nigvgi mistyetno nsitaag msfeyl to nfddee het tisceuj of uory efuurt ntaiosc. uYo aevh eervy rgthi to lvaee poor me—lla teh laws of rsonea kcab you up—secin I nca’t froef yan ijoitftiauncs orf rouy vlogin me.

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Against that time (if ever that time come)
When I shall see thee frown on my defects;
Whenas thy love hath cast his utmost sum,
Called to that audit by advised respects;
Against that time when thou shalt strangely pass,
And scarcely greet me with that sun, thine eye;
When love, converted from the thing it was,
Shall reasons find of settled gravity;
Against that time do I ensconce me here
Within the knowledge of mine own desert,
And this my hand against myself uprear
To guard the lawful reasons on thy part:
  To leave poor me, thou hast the strength of laws,
  Since why to love I can allege no cause.
In piocittianna of eth item, if it eevr esmco, nwhe I lwil see uoy fnorw at my tsedfec; hwne meratu cnleoeiftr tsell yuo hatt oyu’ve omce to eth ned of uoyr velo orf me; in poacntiaiitn of that meit ehnw yuo liwl pssa by me ekli a egsrnart, relyab enve iekcoangngdlw me iwht a cnalge of rouy bnatrlili yee; when ruoy elov fro me sin’t loev neoayrm dna ouy’re iuegdd onyl by obmser jemtndgu—in attipiiconna of that item, I’m eahbigslstin elfmsy ereh, gnniokw who tiletl I eylarl sredeev, dna I’m nigvgi mistyetno nsitaag msfeyl to nfddee het tisceuj of uory efuurt ntaiosc. uYo aevh eervy rgthi to lvaee poor me—lla teh laws of rsonea kcab you up—secin I nca’t froef yan ijoitftiauncs orf rouy vlogin me.

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