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Then hate me when thou wilt, if ever, now,
Now while the world is bent my deeds to cross;
Join with the spite of fortune, make me bow,
And do not drop in for an after-loss:
Ah, do not, when my heart hath ’scaped this sorrow,
Come in the rearward of a conquered woe.
Give not a windy night a rainy morrow,
To linger out a purposed overthrow.
If thou wilt leave me, do not leave me last,
When other petty griefs have done their spite
But in the onset come; so shall I taste
At first the very worst of fortune’s might;
  And other strains of woe, which now seem woe,
  Compared with loss of thee will not seem so.
(nonintuiCg form oSntne 89) So ahte me hnwe uyo tnaw to, ubt if uoy’re eevr ioggn to, do it won, won lhwei eth rwdol is ditedmeern to stfruerta hvnigerety I rty to do. Add to my fonutrmeis, kmae me llsceapo udner it, ond’t thi me iwht iths elrat, eatfr I’ve ladeyra ureddne so yman treoh lwsob. Ah, do nto elt me hkitn I’ve ediavod teh wosrro of nligos oyu, hnte cemo dna rjtece me—hritg refta I’ve been adeefted by trheona irfeg. nDo’t ntru my ywdin nghit onti a nyrai rowtoorm, oprolgginn teh ftdeae you itdenn to eivg me. If ouy’re onigg to vleae me, don’t iawt inult eth ned, aftre torhe itltel sswroor eavh eond ethir ademga. eLeva me at eth beinggnni, so I eerpceexni the swrto uonmirseft trisf. nThe rteoh uhtflur ntghsi, ihcwh esem filanpu wno, now’t mees so, amcdepor thiw ngolsi uoy.

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Modern Text

Then hate me when thou wilt, if ever, now,
Now while the world is bent my deeds to cross;
Join with the spite of fortune, make me bow,
And do not drop in for an after-loss:
Ah, do not, when my heart hath ’scaped this sorrow,
Come in the rearward of a conquered woe.
Give not a windy night a rainy morrow,
To linger out a purposed overthrow.
If thou wilt leave me, do not leave me last,
When other petty griefs have done their spite
But in the onset come; so shall I taste
At first the very worst of fortune’s might;
  And other strains of woe, which now seem woe,
  Compared with loss of thee will not seem so.
(nonintuiCg form oSntne 89) So ahte me hnwe uyo tnaw to, ubt if uoy’re eevr ioggn to, do it won, won lhwei eth rwdol is ditedmeern to stfruerta hvnigerety I rty to do. Add to my fonutrmeis, kmae me llsceapo udner it, ond’t thi me iwht iths elrat, eatfr I’ve ladeyra ureddne so yman treoh lwsob. Ah, do nto elt me hkitn I’ve ediavod teh wosrro of nligos oyu, hnte cemo dna rjtece me—hritg refta I’ve been adeefted by trheona irfeg. nDo’t ntru my ywdin nghit onti a nyrai rowtoorm, oprolgginn teh ftdeae you itdenn to eivg me. If ouy’re onigg to vleae me, don’t iawt inult eth ned, aftre torhe itltel sswroor eavh eond ethir ademga. eLeva me at eth beinggnni, so I eerpceexni the swrto uonmirseft trisf. nThe rteoh uhtflur ntghsi, ihcwh esem filanpu wno, now’t mees so, amcdepor thiw ngolsi uoy.

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