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Shakespeare's Sonnet 137

  1    Thou blind fool, Love, what dost thou to mine eyes,
  2    That they behold, and see not what they see?
  3    They know what beauty is, see where it lies,
  4    Yet what the best is take the worst to be.
  5    If eyes, corrupt by over-partial looks,
  6    Be anchor'd in the bay where all men ride,
  7    Why of eyes' falsehood hast thou forged hooks,
  8    Whereto the judgment of my heart is tied?
  9    Why should my heart think that a several plot
 10    Which my heart knows the wide world's common place?
 11    Or mine eyes seeing this, say this is not,
 12    To put fair truth upon so foul a face?
 13      In things right true my heart and eyes have erred,
 14      And to this false plague are they now transferred.

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