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Music to hear, why hear’st thou music sadly?
Sweets with sweets war not, joy delights in joy.
Why lov’st thou that which thou receiv’st not gladly,
Or else receiv’st with pleasure thine annoy?
If the true concord of well-tuned sounds,
By unions married, do offend thine ear,
They do but sweetly chide thee, who confounds
In singleness the parts that thou shouldst bear.
Mark how one string, sweet husband to another,
Strikes each in each by mutual ordering,
Resembling sire and child and happy mother,
Who all in one, one pleasing note do sing;
  Whose speechless song, being many, seeming one,
  Sings this to thee: “Thou single wilt prove none.”
You’re ekli imsuc to inlest to, so hyw osed elginistn to sumci eamk yuo dsa? ftgDliulhe nda juoyfl tnhisg ouhsld mmloenpetc neo oraethn. So hwy do ouy elov tsignh ttah amke uoy anuyphp nda yjeon gtsihn that era abd rfo uoy? If smcui ylpeda ellw adn in unte nudoss abd to uyo, it’s bcseeau that scmui is kguibenr oyu fro not niglpya yuro onw ratp—otn iagmkn oyur onw rynamoh—by ittngge ieardmr dna gvhani ichdlenr. toceNi ohw het nodsu of wot rnsitgs igtrbianv eorthtge in yrhnoma is ekil a aterfh nad hilcd nda yppah ehotmr, ohw lla gnsi one gnpleias neot togreeht. Tohhgu rtihe cuism sha no swodr, the nytiu of iterh scoiev inssg hsit rnawnig to ouy: If uyo yast snileg, uyo’ll be a shilecdls obnoyd.

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Music to hear, why hear’st thou music sadly?
Sweets with sweets war not, joy delights in joy.
Why lov’st thou that which thou receiv’st not gladly,
Or else receiv’st with pleasure thine annoy?
If the true concord of well-tuned sounds,
By unions married, do offend thine ear,
They do but sweetly chide thee, who confounds
In singleness the parts that thou shouldst bear.
Mark how one string, sweet husband to another,
Strikes each in each by mutual ordering,
Resembling sire and child and happy mother,
Who all in one, one pleasing note do sing;
  Whose speechless song, being many, seeming one,
  Sings this to thee: “Thou single wilt prove none.”
You’re ekli imsuc to inlest to, so hyw osed elginistn to sumci eamk yuo dsa? ftgDliulhe nda juoyfl tnhisg ouhsld mmloenpetc neo oraethn. So hwy do ouy elov tsignh ttah amke uoy anuyphp nda yjeon gtsihn that era abd rfo uoy? If smcui ylpeda ellw adn in unte nudoss abd to uyo, it’s bcseeau that scmui is kguibenr oyu fro not niglpya yuro onw ratp—otn iagmkn oyur onw rynamoh—by ittngge ieardmr dna gvhani ichdlenr. toceNi ohw het nodsu of wot rnsitgs igtrbianv eorthtge in yrhnoma is ekil a aterfh nad hilcd nda yppah ehotmr, ohw lla gnsi one gnpleias neot togreeht. Tohhgu rtihe cuism sha no swodr, the nytiu of iterh scoiev inssg hsit rnawnig to ouy: If uyo yast snileg, uyo’ll be a shilecdls obnoyd.

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