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Shakespeare's Sonnet 134

  1    So, now I have confess'd that he is thine,
  2    And I myself am mortgag'd to thy will,
  3    Myself I'll forfeit, so that other mine
  4    Thou wilt restore, to be my comfort still:
  5    But thou wilt not, nor he will not be free,
  6    For thou art covetous and he is kind;
  7    He learn'd but surety-like to write for me
  8    Under that bond that him as fast doth bind.
  9    The statute of thy beauty thou wilt take,
 10    Thou usurer, that put'st forth all to use,
 11    And sue a friend came debtor for my sake;
 12    So him I lose through my unkind abuse.
 13      Him have I lost; thou hast both him and me:
 14      He pays the whole, and yet am I not free.

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