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    Sonnet #35

    XXXV.

    No more be grieved at that which thou hast done:
    Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud;
    Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun,
    And loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.
    All men make faults, and even I in this,
    Authorizing thy trespass with compare,
    Myself corrupting, salving thy amiss,
    Excusing thy sins more than thy sins are;
    For to thy sensual fault I bring in sense--
    Thy adverse party is thy advocate--
    And 'gainst myself a lawful plea commence:
    Such civil war is in my love and hate
    That I an accessary needs must be
    To that sweet thief which sourly robs from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Sonnet #35

    XXXV.

    Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud;
    Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun,
    And loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.

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    Roses have thorns, and shining waters mud
    And cancer lurks deep in the sweetest bud
    Clouds and eclipses stain the moon and the sun
    And history reeks of the wrongs we have done

    I think it's fair to say Sting was inspired....

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