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Tired with all these, for restful death I cry,
As to behold desert a beggar born,
And needy nothing trimmed in jollity,
And purest faith unhappily forsworn,
And gilded honor shamefully misplaced,
And maiden virtue rudely strumpeted,
And right perfection wrongfully disgraced,
And strength by limping sway disablèd,
And art made tongue-tied by authority,
And folly, doctor-like, controlling skill,
And simple truth miscalled simplicity,
And captive good attending captain ill.
  Tired with all these, from these would I be gone,
  Save that to die, I leave my love alone.
esecuBa I’m tdeir of lal of eshet ighstn, I cry tou fro sultrfe daeht: sdirengve oeeppl dtseidne to be esgabgr, dna slwehrost opepel rdedses up in yfacn hsotlce, dna dcresa ovsw rbenok, nad rwarsed adn rshnoo lasymuhelf eebdtwso on het orngw pelpeo, dna ctaesh onmwe rutnde tnio shwero, dna epolpe erypfetlc in hte gthir rscadiedg htwi rlnadse, nad the tgorsn sledbida by housitiraet woh are waek, dan rasstit lencside by uittohray, adn lfoos orcnolnglti the wies leki a toorcd eods the ikcs, adn spilme rhttu staemikn for esnilssndipmdeme, dna dogo lndevsae by live. I’m detri of all seteh htgsin and dwoul liek to cpeaes thme, xtepce htat if I die I’ll be anglevi the oprsne I vleo all oanel.

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Tired with all these, for restful death I cry,
As to behold desert a beggar born,
And needy nothing trimmed in jollity,
And purest faith unhappily forsworn,
And gilded honor shamefully misplaced,
And maiden virtue rudely strumpeted,
And right perfection wrongfully disgraced,
And strength by limping sway disablèd,
And art made tongue-tied by authority,
And folly, doctor-like, controlling skill,
And simple truth miscalled simplicity,
And captive good attending captain ill.
  Tired with all these, from these would I be gone,
  Save that to die, I leave my love alone.
esecuBa I’m tdeir of lal of eshet ighstn, I cry tou fro sultrfe daeht: sdirengve oeeppl dtseidne to be esgabgr, dna slwehrost opepel rdedses up in yfacn hsotlce, dna dcresa ovsw rbenok, nad rwarsed adn rshnoo lasymuhelf eebdtwso on het orngw pelpeo, dna ctaesh onmwe rutnde tnio shwero, dna epolpe erypfetlc in hte gthir rscadiedg htwi rlnadse, nad the tgorsn sledbida by housitiraet woh are waek, dan rasstit lencside by uittohray, adn lfoos orcnolnglti the wies leki a toorcd eods the ikcs, adn spilme rhttu staemikn for esnilssndipmdeme, dna dogo lndevsae by live. I’m detri of all seteh htgsin and dwoul liek to cpeaes thme, xtepce htat if I die I’ll be anglevi the oprsne I vleo all oanel.

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