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Sonnet LIX: As Love and I

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 As Love and I, late harbor'd in one inn, 
With proverbs thus each other entertain: 
"In Love there is no lack," thus I begin; 
"Fair words make fools," replieth he again; 
"Who spares to speak doth spare to speed," quoth I; 
"As well," saith he, "too forward as too slow"; 
"Fortune assists the boldest," I reply; 
"A hasty man," quoth he, "ne'er wanted woe"; 
"Labor is light where Love," quoth I, "doth pay"; 
Saith he, "Light burden's heavy, if far borne"; 
Quoth I, "The main lost, cast the bye away"; 
"You have spun a fair thread," he replies in scorn.
And having thus awhile each other thwarted, Fools as we met, so fools again we parted.


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