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Shakespeare's Sonnet 25

  1    Let those who are in favour with their stars
  2    Of public honour and proud titles boast,
  3    Whilst I, whom fortune of such triumph bars,
  4    Unlook'd for joy in that I honour most.
  5    Great princes' favourites their fair leaves spread
  6    But as the marigold at the sun's eye,
  7    And in themselves their pride lies buried,
  8    For at a frown they in their glory die.
  9    The painful warrior famoused for fight,
 10    After a thousand victories once foil'd,
 11    Is from the book of honour razed quite,
 12    And all the rest forgot for which he toil'd:
 13      Then happy I, that love and am beloved
 14      Where I may not remove nor be removed.

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