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Sonnet 129

         2    ,          ,      ,       ,          ,
      The expense | of spir|it in | a waste | of shame
           ,        ,        ,          ,         ,
      Is lust | in ac|tion, and | till ac|tion, lust
          ,          ,     2      ,        ,         ,
      Is per|jured, mur|derous, blood|y, full | of blame,
       ,           ,       T     T     T         ,
      Savage,| extreme,| rude, cruel, not | to trust;
          ,         ,       ,        ,         ,
      Enjoyed | no soo|ner but | despis|ed straight,
            ,       ,        ,        ,       ,
      Past^rea|son hun|ted, and | no soo|ner had
            ,       ,      ,       ,          ,
      Past^rea|son ha|ted as | a swal|lowed bait,
          ,         ,         ,         ,      ,
      On pur|pose laid | to make | the ta|ker mad.
       ,            ,         ,       ,        ,
      Mad in | pursuit | and in | posses|sion so,
       ,    ,                  ,          ,        ,
      Had, hav/ing, and | in quest,| to have | extreme;
          ,          ,            ,        ,     ,
      A bliss | in proof,| and proved,| a ve|ry woe;
          ,       ,         ,         ,        ,
      Before | a joy | proposed | behind | a dream,
       T    T   .    T             ,           ,            ,
      All this the world | well* knows | yet none | knows^well
           ,           x            ,           ,          ,
      To shun | the heaven | that leads | men* to | this hell.

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