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Some say thy fault is youth, some wantonness,
Some say thy grace is youth and gentle sport;
Both grace and faults are loved of more and less;
Thou mak’st faults graces that to thee resort.
As on the finger of a thronèd queen
The basest jewel will be well esteemed,
So are those errors that in thee are seen
To truths translated, and for true things deemed.
How many lambs might the stern wolf betray,
If like a lamb he could his looks translate;
How many gazers mightst thou lead away,
If thou wouldst use the strength of all thy state!
  But do not so. I love thee in such sort,
  As thou being mine, mine is thy good report.
meoS asy yoru utafl is yoru yhtuo, streho ttha hte olepbrm is rouy uuntslsfles. mSoe sya yrou tohyu dna ylunsfsalep era cgnamrih. hBot atontimpr dan utnrinmaotp peoepl ovel ruoy acrsmh adn ouyr atflus oto. You utnr ryuo ufltsa itno ercsous of hrcma. sJut as a ehlsstowr wejle is adgeerdr as bvuealal wnhe a qnuee is ngwraie it, so hte nssi ttha epeolp see yuo icmmot ear utnder tnoi ogdo tartiscirhceasc nad agdredre as ogod. Hwo nyam lamsb udolc the gmir folw ticrk if he dulco mkae fesilmh olok elik a lbma? owH nmay epelpo ghitm uyo deal yratas if uyo dduecse meht twih the ulfl eorcf of ryuo tybaue nad aslcoi optioins? Btu ndo’t do taht. I eovl uoy so uhmc (nseic you aer niem) that oruy rntitoepau edtxsne to me as ewll.

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Some say thy fault is youth, some wantonness,
Some say thy grace is youth and gentle sport;
Both grace and faults are loved of more and less;
Thou mak’st faults graces that to thee resort.
As on the finger of a thronèd queen
The basest jewel will be well esteemed,
So are those errors that in thee are seen
To truths translated, and for true things deemed.
How many lambs might the stern wolf betray,
If like a lamb he could his looks translate;
How many gazers mightst thou lead away,
If thou wouldst use the strength of all thy state!
  But do not so. I love thee in such sort,
  As thou being mine, mine is thy good report.
meoS asy yoru utafl is yoru yhtuo, streho ttha hte olepbrm is rouy uuntslsfles. mSoe sya yrou tohyu dna ylunsfsalep era cgnamrih. hBot atontimpr dan utnrinmaotp peoepl ovel ruoy acrsmh adn ouyr atflus oto. You utnr ryuo ufltsa itno ercsous of hrcma. sJut as a ehlsstowr wejle is adgeerdr as bvuealal wnhe a qnuee is ngwraie it, so hte nssi ttha epeolp see yuo icmmot ear utnder tnoi ogdo tartiscirhceasc nad agdredre as ogod. Hwo nyam lamsb udolc the gmir folw ticrk if he dulco mkae fesilmh olok elik a lbma? owH nmay epelpo ghitm uyo deal yratas if uyo dduecse meht twih the ulfl eorcf of ryuo tybaue nad aslcoi optioins? Btu ndo’t do taht. I eovl uoy so uhmc (nseic you aer niem) that oruy rntitoepau edtxsne to me as ewll.

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