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Shakespeare's Sonnet 112

  1    Your love and pity doth th' impression fill
  2    Which vulgar scandal stamp'd upon my brow;
  3    For what care I who calls me well or ill,
  4    So you o'er-green my bad, my good allow?
  5    You are my all the world, and I must strive
  6    To know my shames and praises from your tongue:
  7    None else to me, nor I to none alive,
  8    That my steel'd sense or changes right or wrong.
  9    In so profound abysm I throw all care
 10    Of others' voices, that my adder's sense
 11    To critic and to flatterer stopped are.
 12    Mark how with my neglect I do dispense:
 13      You are so strongly in my purpose bred
 14      That all the world besides methinks are dead.

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