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Shakespeare's Sonnet 75

  1    So are you to my thoughts as food to life,
  2    Or as sweet-season'd showers are to the ground;
  3    And for the peace of you I hold such strife
  4    As 'twixt a miser and his wealth is found;
  5    Now proud as an enjoyer and anon
  6    Doubting the filching age will steal his treasure,
  7    Now counting best to be with you alone,
  8    Then better'd that the world may see my pleasure;
  9    Sometime all full with feasting on your sight
 10    And by and by clean starved for a look;
 11    Possessing or pursuing no delight,
 12    Save what is had or must from you be took.
 13      Thus do I pine and surfeit day by day,
 14      Or gluttoning on all, or all away.

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