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Sonnet 48

            ,       ,        ,        ,        ,
      How care|ful was | I when | I took | my way,
            ,       ,      ,        ,          ,
      Each^tri|fle un|der tru|est bars | to thrust,
            ,       ,         ,        ,      ,
      That to | my use | it might | unus|ed stay
             ,          ,     ,          T    T    .   T
      From hands | of false|hood, in | sure wards of trust?
            ,         ,        ,        ,       ,
      But thou,| to whom | my jew|els trif|les are,
            ,       ,         ,         ,         ,
      Most^wor|thy com|fort, now | my great|est grief,
             ,         ,        ,          ,      ,
      Thou best | of dear|est, and | mine^on|ly care,
            ,          ,        ,  2   ,        ,
      Art left | the prey | of ev|ery vul|gar thief.
        ,            ,            ,      ,      ,
      Thee have | I not | locked^up | in a|ny chest,
        ,            ,         ,               ,          ,
      Save where*| thou art | not, though^|I feel | thou^art,
          ,         ,        ,       ,        ,
      Within | the gen|tle clos|ure of | my breast,
              ,          ,         ,            ,          ,
      From whence | at plea|sure thou | mayst come | and part;
          ,        ,            ,          x         ,
      And e|ven thence | thou wilt | be stolen | I fear,
            ,        ,     ,                 ,          ,
      For truth | proves thiev/ish for | a prize | so dear.

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