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Sonnet 72

           ,          ,              ,         ,       ,
      O* lest | the world | should task | you to | recite
            ,       ,         ,         ,             ,
      What mer|it lived | in me | that you | should love
       ,   2       T      T    T        ,         ,
      After my | death (dear love)| forget | me quite,
           ,        ,         ,       ,        ,
      For you | in me | can noth|ing wor|thy prove.
          ,          ,        ,            ,   2    ,
      Unless | you would | devise | some vir|tuous lie,
       .  T   T   T     ,              ,        ,
      To do more for | me than | mine^own | desart,
            ,            ,       ,        ,     ,
      And hang | more praise | upon | deceas|ed I
            ,         ,             ,      ,      ,
      Than nig|gard truth | would will|ingly | impart:
           ,           ,      ,                 ,          ,
      O* lest | your true | love may* | seem*^false | in this
            ,          ,            ,        ,       ,
      That you | for love | speak^well | of me | untrue,
           ,        ,        ,         ,     ,
      My name | be bur|ied where | my bod|y is,
            ,         ,         ,          ,        ,
      And live | no more | to shame | nor me,| nor you.
          ,         ,          ,          ,           ,
      For I | am shamed | by that | which I | bring forth,
           ,           ,         ,             ,        ,
      And so | should you,| to love | things^noth|ing worth.

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