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Shakespeare's Sonnet 145

  1    Those lips that Love's own hand did make
  2    Breath'd forth the sound that said 'I hate'
  3    To me that languish'd for her sake;
  4    But when she saw my woeful state,
  5    Straight in her heart did mercy come,
  6    Chiding that tongue that, ever sweet,
  7    Was us'd in giving gentle doom,
  8    And taught it thus anew to greet:
  9    'I hate' she alter'd with an end
 10    That follow'd it as gentle day
 11    Doth follow night, who like a fiend
 12    From heaven to hell is flown away:
 13      'I hate' from hate away she threw,
 14      And sav'd my life, saying 'not you.'

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