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Sonnet 121

            ,            ,   ,           ,         ,
      'Tis bet|ter to / be vile | than vile | esteemed,
            ,        ,        ,          ,          x
      When not | to be,| receives | reproach | of being;
                  ,    ,         ,           ,         ,
      And the / just plea|sure lost,| which is | so deemed
       ,            ,         ,       ,           x
      Not by | our fee|ling, but | by o|thers' seeing.
           ,           ,          ,       ,     2     ,
      For why | should o|thers' false | adul|terate eyes
            ,    ,       ,        ,         ,
      Give^sal|uta|tion to | my spor|tive blood?
          ,        ,         ,          ,        ,
      Or on | my frail|ties why | are frai|ler spies;
             ,           ,             ,         ,           ,
      Which^in | their wills | count* bad | what I | think^good?
       ,       ,           ,         ,           x
      No, I | am that | I am,| and they | that level
          ,     ,        ,      ,          ,
      At my | abu|ses, reck|on up | their own,
         ,           ,                ,           ,          x
      I may | be straight | though* they | themselves | be bevel
                   ,      ,           ,           ,         ,
      By their / rank thoughts,| my deeds | must not | be shown
          ,          ,    2  ,       ,         ,
      Unless | this gen|eral e|vil they | maintain,
           ,         ,         ,          ,         ,
      All men | are bad | and in | their bad|ness reign.

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