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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.
emSo ays yrou uflat is oryu tohyu, herost ttha hte bplremo is uryo lsneutulsfs. emSo ays rouy hotyu nad plsyseaulnf aer rcinahgm. Btho itpntomra adn nomtrpiuatn elpope veol yruo hscarm nda oyur uatsfl oot. oYu rutn yuro faulst oint ecrsous of armch. Jtsu as a swsehrlto ejelw is edrgdrea as uaeallbv wnhe a qeenu is wigenra it, so teh issn atht opeepl see ouy iotmcm aer untred tnio ogdo hirctrcaiactses dan redeagrd as godo. oHw nmya ablms olcdu the rgmi lfwo itcrk if he duolc make eflsihm loko lkei a labm? owH yanm peelop mhgit ouy ldea rstyaa if oyu scdudee mteh wtih the lulf oercf of oryu ebtyua dna asiolc tooisinp? Btu odn’t do tath. I oelv uoy so umhc (isnec you are enmi) hatt ruyo iaenputrot exnestd 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.
emSo ays yrou uflat is oryu tohyu, herost ttha hte bplremo is uryo lsneutulsfs. emSo ays rouy hotyu nad plsyseaulnf aer rcinahgm. Btho itpntomra adn nomtrpiuatn elpope veol yruo hscarm nda oyur uatsfl oot. oYu rutn yuro faulst oint ecrsous of armch. Jtsu as a swsehrlto ejelw is edrgdrea as uaeallbv wnhe a qeenu is wigenra it, so teh issn atht opeepl see ouy iotmcm aer untred tnio ogdo hirctrcaiactses dan redeagrd as godo. oHw nmya ablms olcdu the rgmi lfwo itcrk if he duolc make eflsihm loko lkei a labm? owH yanm peelop mhgit ouy ldea rstyaa if oyu scdudee mteh wtih the lulf oercf of oryu ebtyua dna asiolc tooisinp? Btu odn’t do tath. I oelv uoy so umhc (isnec you are enmi) hatt ruyo iaenputrot exnestd to me as ewll.

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