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Sonnet 123

       ,    ,                        ,          ,         ,
      No! Time,/ thou shalt | not* boast | that I | do change,
           ,     ,           ,         ,       ,
      Thy pyr|amids | built^up | with new|er might
          ,        ,        ,       ,          ,
      To me | are noth|ing no|vel, noth|ing strange;
            ,          ,         ,      ,        ,
      They are | but dres|sings of | a form|er sight.
            ,           ,           ,         ,       ,
      Our dates | are brief,| and there|fore we | admire
             ,           ,        ,        ,        ,
      What thou | dost^foist | upon | us that | is old,
           ,        ,           ,        ,        ,
      And rath|er make | them born | to our | desire
             ,           ,       ,           ,            ,
      Than think | that we | before | have heard | them told.
           ,     ,           ,        ,       ,
      Thy reg|isters | and thee | I both | defy,
           ,     2    ,        ,        ,          ,
      Not wond|ering at | the pres|ent nor | the past,
       ,         ,              ,        ,          ,
      For thy | records,| and what | we see | doth lie,
             ,         ,        ,        ,   2    ,
      Made more | or less | by thy | contin|ual haste.
           ,       ,          ,          ,      ,
      This I | do vow | and this | shall ev|er be,
          ,         ,        ,            ,           ,
      I will | be true | despite | thy scythe | and thee.

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