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Shakespeare's Sonnet 66

  1    Tir'd with all these, for restful death I cry,
  2    As, to behold desert a beggar born,
  3    And needy nothing trimm'd in jollity,
  4    And purest faith unhappily forsworn,
  5    And guilded honour shamefully misplac'd,
  6    And maiden virtue rudely strumpeted,
  7    And right perfection wrongfully disgrac'd,
  8    And strength by limping sway disabled,
  9    And art made tongue-tied by authority,
 10    And folly doctor-like controlling skill,
 11    And simple truth miscall'd simplicity,
 12    And captive good attending captain ill:
 13      Tired with all these, from these would I be gone,
 14      Save that, to die, I leave my love alone.

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