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Shakespeare's Sonnet 29

  1    When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
  2    I all alone beweep my outcast state
  3    And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries
  4    And look upon myself and curse my fate,
  5    Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
  6    Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd,
  7    Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,
  8    With what I most enjoy contented least;
  9    Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
 10    Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
 11    Like to the lark at break of day arising
 12    From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
 13      For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
 14      That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

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