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Shakespeare's Sonnet 132

  1    Thine eyes I love, and they, as pitying me,
  2    Knowing thy heart torment me with disdain,
  3    Have put on black, and loving mourners be,
  4    Looking with pretty ruth upon my pain.
  5    And truly not the morning sun of heaven
  6    Better becomes the grey cheeks of th' east,
  7    Nor that full star that ushers in the even
  8    Doth half that glory to the sober west,
  9    As those two mourning eyes become thy face:
 10    O, let it then as well beseem thy heart
 11    To mourn for me, since mourning doth thee grace,
 12    And suit thy pity like in every part.
 13      Then will I swear beauty herself is black
 14      And all they foul that thy complexion lack.

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