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Sonnet 59

           ,         ,        ,          ,         ,
      If there | be noth|ing new,| but that which is,
             ,        ,         ,           ,          ,
      Hath been | before,| how are | our brains | beguiled,
             ,     ,       2   ,         ,       ,
      Which lab|oring | for invent|ion bear | amiss
           ,       ,       ,      ,        ,
      The sec|ond burd|en of | a form|er child.
       ,         ,         ,              ,         ,
      Oh that | record | could with | a back|ward look,
      ,           ,     ,          ,         2     ,
      Even | of five | hundred | courses | of the sun,
        ,             ,      ,         ,         ,
      Show me | your im|age in | some^an|tique^book,
              ,         ,          ,     ,          ,
      Since^mind | at first | in char|acter | was done,
           ,          ,                ,    ,            ,
      That I | might see | what the / old world | could say
           ,        ,      ,       ,          ,
      To this | compos|ed wond|er of | your frame;
       ,          2     ,        ,           ,        ,
      Whether | we are mend|ed, or | where* bet|ter they,
          ,        ,    ,       ,         ,
      Or wheth|er re|volu|tion be | the same.
           ,       ,         ,        ,        ,
      Oh sure | I am | the wits | of form|er days,
          ,          ,            x        ,         ,
      To sub|jects worse | have given | admi|ring praise.

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