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Shakespeare's Sonnet 144

  1    Two loves I have of comfort and despair,
  2    Which like two spirits do suggest me still:
  3    The better angel is a man right fair,
  4    The worser spirit a woman colour'd ill.
  5    To win me soon to hell, my female evil
  6    Tempteth my better angel from my side,
  7    And would corrupt my saint to be a devil,
  8    Wooing his purity with her foul pride.
  9    And whether that my angel be turn'd fiend
 10    Suspect I may, but not directly tell,
 11    But being both from me, both to each friend,
 12    I guess one angel in another's hell.
 13      Yet this shall I ne'er know, but live in doubt,
 14      Till my bad angel fire my good one out.

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