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Shakespeare's Sonnet 141


  1    In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes,
  2    For they in thee a thousand errors note,
  3    But 'tis my heart that loves what they despise,
  4    Who in despite of view is pleas'd to dote;
  5    Nor are mine ears with thy tongue's tune delighted,
  6    Nor tender feeling to base touches prone,
  7    Nor taste, nor smell, desire to be invited
  8    To any sensual feast with thee alone;
  9    But my five wits nor my five senses can
 10    Dissuade one foolish heart from serving thee,
 11    Who leaves unsway'd the likeness of a man,
 12    Thy proud heart's slave and vassal wretch to be:
 13      Only my plague thus far I count my gain,
 14      That she that makes me sin awards me pain.

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