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Shakespeare's Sonnet 57

  1    Being your slave, what should I do but tend
  2    Upon the hours and times of your desire?
  3    I have no precious time at all to spend,
  4    Nor services to do, till you require.
  5    Nor dare I chide the world-without-end hour
  6    Whilst I, my sovereign, watch the clock for you,
  7    Nor think the bitterness of absence sour
  8    When you have bid your servant once adieu;
  9    Nor dare I question with my jealous thought
 10    Where you may be, or your affairs suppose,
 11    But, like a sad slave, stay and think of nought
 12    Save, where you are how happy you make those.
 13      So true a fool is love that in your will,
 14      Though you do any thing, he thinks no ill.

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