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Shakespeare's Sonnet 14

  1    Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck;
  2    And yet methinks I have astronomy,
  3    But not to tell of good or evil luck,
  4    Of plagues, of dearths, or seasons' quality;
  5    Nor can I fortune to brief minutes tell,
  6    'Pointing to each his thunder, rain and wind,
  7    Or say with princes if it shall go well,
  8    By oft predict that I in heaven find:
  9    But from thine eyes my knowledge I derive,
 10    And, constant stars, in them I read such art
 11    As truth and beauty shall together thrive,
 12    If from thyself to store thou wouldst convert;
 13      Or else of thee this I prognosticate:
 14      Thy end is truth's and beauty's doom and date.
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"thine eyes . . . constant stars"

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