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Shakespeare's Sonnet 62

  1    Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye
  2    And all my soul and all my every part;
  3    And for this sin there is no remedy,
  4    It is so grounded inward in my heart.
  5    Methinks no face so gracious is as mine,
  6    No shape so true, no truth of such account;
  7    And for myself mine own worth do define,
  8    As I all other in all worths surmount.
  9    But when my glass shows me myself indeed,
 10    Beated and chopp'd with tann'd antiquity,
 11    Mine own self-love quite contrary I read;
 12    Self so self-loving were iniquity.
 13      'Tis thee, myself, that for myself I praise,
 14      Painting my age with beauty of thy days.

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