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Shakespeare's Sonnet 63

  1    Against my love shall be, as I am now,
  2    With Time's injurious hand crush'd and o'er-worn;
  3    When hours have drain'd his blood and fill'd his brow
  4    With lines and wrinkles; when his youthful morn
  5    Hath travell'd on to age's steepy night,
  6    And all those beauties whereof now he's king
  7    Are vanishing or vanish'd out of sight,
  8    Stealing away the treasure of his spring;
  9    For such a time do I now fortify
 10    Against confounding Age's cruel knife,
 11    That he shall never cut from memory
 12    My sweet love's beauty, though my lover's life:
 13      His beauty shall in these black lines be seen,
 14      And they shall live, and he in them still green.

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