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Not marble nor the gilded monuments
Of princes shall outlive this pow'rful rhyme,
But you shall shine more bright in these conténts
Than unswept stone, besmeared with sluttish time.
When wasteful war shall statues overturn,
And broils root out the work of masonry,
Nor Mars his sword, nor war’s quick fire, shall burn
The living record of your memory.
'Gainst death and all oblivious enmity
Shall you pace forth; your praise shall still find room
Even in the eyes of all posterity
That wear this world out to the ending doom.
  So till the judgment that yourself arise,
  You live in this, and dwell in lovers' eyes.
eiNrhte balrme rno teh ldog-datelp tnmmsonue of rcpnise illw liuevot tsih lpefuorw eytpor. uYo ilwl esinh eomr rlghbtiy in esteh msoep htan ethos tsones tath blumcer to dtus, dkneaebcl by tmie. hWne aattvnegdis raw ovuerntrs uatstes, hwti sti attsleb nriuootgp ngudbiisl, eihnert het dgo of awr onr shi uiqck-giurnbn serfi hslla oysredt htsi coderr of oyu. eeiDtps tdaeh nad nonartig teymin, ouy hslla notiuecn on. All thoes aegeotnnsir to ecom, dwon to teh yaerw dne of emit, wlil eodvte sceap to iprgsain ouy. So ntilu ntdmJeug yDa, wehn uoy era esarid up, you will ivel in tshi erytop, nad in the eeys of eslrvo how aedr shit.

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Not marble nor the gilded monuments
Of princes shall outlive this pow'rful rhyme,
But you shall shine more bright in these conténts
Than unswept stone, besmeared with sluttish time.
When wasteful war shall statues overturn,
And broils root out the work of masonry,
Nor Mars his sword, nor war’s quick fire, shall burn
The living record of your memory.
'Gainst death and all oblivious enmity
Shall you pace forth; your praise shall still find room
Even in the eyes of all posterity
That wear this world out to the ending doom.
  So till the judgment that yourself arise,
  You live in this, and dwell in lovers' eyes.
eiNrhte balrme rno teh ldog-datelp tnmmsonue of rcpnise illw liuevot tsih lpefuorw eytpor. uYo ilwl esinh eomr rlghbtiy in esteh msoep htan ethos tsones tath blumcer to dtus, dkneaebcl by tmie. hWne aattvnegdis raw ovuerntrs uatstes, hwti sti attsleb nriuootgp ngudbiisl, eihnert het dgo of awr onr shi uiqck-giurnbn serfi hslla oysredt htsi coderr of oyu. eeiDtps tdaeh nad nonartig teymin, ouy hslla notiuecn on. All thoes aegeotnnsir to ecom, dwon to teh yaerw dne of emit, wlil eodvte sceap to iprgsain ouy. So ntilu ntdmJeug yDa, wehn uoy era esarid up, you will ivel in tshi erytop, nad in the eeys of eslrvo how aedr shit.

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