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Shakespeare's Sonnet 148

  1    O me! what eyes hath Love put in my head,
  2    Which have no correspondence with true sight,
  3    Or if they have, where is my judgment fled,
  4    That censures falsely what they see aright?
  5    If that be fair whereon my false eyes dote,
  6    What means the world to say it is not so?
  7    If it be not, then love doth well denote
  8    Love's eye is not so true as all men's: no.
  9    How can it? O, how can Love's eye be true,
 10    That is so vex'd with watching and with tears?
 11    No marvel then though I mistake my view;
 12    The sun itself sees not till heaven clears.
 13      O cunning Love! with tears thou keep'st me blind,
 14      Lest eyes well seeing thy foul faults should find.

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