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Shakespeare's Sonnet 90

  1    Then hate me when thou wilt; if ever, now;
  2    Now, while the world is bent my deeds to cross,
  3    Join with the spite of fortune, make me bow,
  4    And do not drop in for an after-loss:
  5    Ah, do not, when my heart hath 'scaped this sorrow,
  6    Come in the rearward of a conquer'd woe;
  7    Give not a windy night a rainy morrow,
  8    To linger out a purpos'd overthrow.
  9    If thou wilt leave me, do not leave me last,
 10    When other petty griefs have done their spite
 11    But in the onset come; so shall I taste
 12    At first the very worst of fortune's might,
 13      And other strains of woe, which now seem woe,
 14      Compared with loss of thee will not seem so.

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