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Sonnet 125

          2     ,         ,       ,         ,    ,
      Were it aught | to me | I bore | the can|opy,
            ,       ,         ,        ,     ,
      With my | extern | the out|ward hon|oring,
           ,      ,    ,             ,     ,
      Or laid | great bas/es for | eter|nity,
               ,            ,            ,         ,    ,
      Which proves | more short | than waste | or ru|ining?
           ,    T    T    T      2     ,         ,       o
      Have I | not seen dwel|lers on form | and fa|vor,
            ,          ,        ,       ,           ,
      Lose^all | and more | by pay|ing too | much^rent
           ,    T     T     T   ,       ,        ,
      For com|pound sweet, for|going | simple | savor,
       ,         ,        ,          ,        ,
      Piti|ful thri|vers in | their ga|zing spent.
       ,            ,      ,    2    ,         ,
      No, let | me be | obse|quious in | thy heart,
            ,          ,      ,         ,          ,
      And take | thou my | obla|tion, poor | but free,
             ,         ,           ,          ,         ,
      Which is | not mixed | with se|conds, knows | no art,
           ,   2   ,        ,     ,         ,
      But mu|tual ren|der, on|ly me | for thee.
        ,                ,        ,             ,    ,
      Hence, thou | suborned | infor|mer, a / true soul
             ,         ,         T     T    .  T         ,
      When most | impeached,| stands least in thy | control.

*Lines 5 and 7 are hexameter

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