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William Shakespeare : Sonnet116

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove1:
O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests, and is never shaken,
It is the star to every wandering bark2,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be 
		taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
	If this be error, and upon me proved,
	I never writ, nor no man ever loved. 

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)	P. 1609

 
FOOTNOTES
1 i.e. love doesn't withdraw because its object has; 2 a boat; 3 though its position in the sky be known
 

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