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Sonnet 45

          ,       ,            ,         ,         ,
      The o|ther two,| slight^air,| and pur|ging fire,
            ,           ,        ,     ,      ,
      Are both | with thee,| where|ver I | abide,
            ,           ,          ,       ,       ,
      The first | my thought,| the o|ther my | desire,
             ,        ,               ,    ,        ,
      These^pre|sent ab|sent with / swift mo|tion slide.
            ,            ,       ,     ,          ,
      For when | these quick|er el|ements | are gone
          ,       ,     ,        ,         ,    oo
      In ten|der em|bassy | of love | to thee,|
           ,      2     ,         ,          ,       ,
      My life | being made | of four,| with two | alone,
        T     T   .   T          ,            ,     ,      o
      Sinks down to death,| oppressed | with mel|ancho|ly.
       . T    T     T     ,       ,       ,
      Until life's com|posi|tion be | recured
       .    T     T    T       ,         ,            ,
      By* those swift mes|sengers | returned | from thee,
          ,    2     ,           ,       ,        ,
      Who e|ven but now | come back | again | assured,
       .   T     T     T         ,        ,       ,
      Of their fair health,| recoun|ting it | to me.
             ,        ,          ,        ,        ,
      This^told,| I* joy,| but then | no lon|ger glad,
          ,           ,       ,     .      T      T   T
      I send | them back | again | and straight grow sad.
 
 
Lines 6 and 8 are hexameter

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