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Sonnet 124

       .  T   T    T          ,          ,          ,
      If my dear love | were but | the child | of state,
           ,          ,          ,        ,       ,        o
      It might | for For|tune's bas|tard be | unfath|ered,
          ,              ,      ,              ,     ,
      As sub|ject to / Time's love | or to / Time's hate,
        ,            ,          ,     2       ,        ,        o
      Weeds a|mong weeds,| or flow|ers with flow|ers gath|ered.
          ,         ,       ,          ,    ,
      No^it | was buil|ded far | from acc|ident;
          ,        ,        ,         ,          ,
      It suf|fers not | in smi|ling pomp,| nor falls
       ,            ,         ,        ,      ,
      Under | the blow | of thral|led dis|content,
            ,      2   ,        ,          ,        ,
      Whereto | the invi|ting time | our fash|ion calls:
           ,          ,    ,         ,    ,
      It fears | not pol|icy | that her|etic,
              ,          ,            ,    ,          ,
      Which works | on leas|es of / short-num|bered hours,
           ,    .  T     T     T      ,    ,
      But all | alone stands huge|ly pol|itic,
            ,         ,            ,           ,             x
      That it | nor grows | with heat,| nor drowns | with showers.
           ,       ,         ,          ,          ,
      To this | I wit|ness call | the fools | of time,
             ,          ,         ,           ,           ,
      Which die | for good|ness, who | have lived | for crime.
 
 
*lines 2 and 4 are hexameter

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