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Sonnet 23

               , ,        ,      ,         ,
      As an / unper|fect ac|tor on | the stage,
            ,          ,        ,        ,          ,
      Who^with | his fear | is put | beside | his part,
       .   T     T     T         ,           ,           ,
      Or some fierce thing | replete | with too | much^rage,
                ,          ,          ,             ,    ,
      Whose strength's | abun|dance weak|ens his / own heart;
         ,         ,         ,         ,        ,
      So I | for fear | of trust,| forget | to say
           ,        ,    ,           ,      ,
      The per|fect ce|remo|ny of / love's rite,
           ,         ,               ,        ,          ,
      And in | mine^own | love's^strength | seem to | decay,
            ,            ,                 ,    ,      ,
      Orecharged | with bur|den of mine^//own love's might.
         ,         ,          ,         ,     ,
      O let | my looks | be then | the el|oquence
            ,        ,       ,        ,          ,
      And dumb | presa|gers of | my spea|king breast,
            ,           ,          ,         ,      ,
      Who plead | for love,| and look | for re|compense,
        ,                 ,            ,           ,          ,
      More than | that tongue | that more | hath more | expressed.
          ,          ,          ,        ,           ,
      O learn | to read | what si|lent love | hath writ:
           ,           ,        ,      .    T     T   T
      To hear | with eyes | belongs | to love's fine wit.

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