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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
 
W. Shakespeare
 
XXXIX. Blind Love
 
O ME! what eyes hath Love put in my head 
Which have no correspondence with true sight; 
Or if they have, where is my judgment fled 
That censures falsely what they see aright? 
  
If that be fair whereon my false eyes dote,         5
What means the world to say it is not so? 
If it be not, then Love doth well denote 
Love's eye is not so true as all men's: No, 
  
How can it? O how can Love's eye be true, 
That is so vex'd with watching and with tears?  10
No marvel then though I mistake my view: 
The sun itself sees not till heaven clears. 
  
O cunning Love! with tears thou keep'st me blind, 
Lest eyes well-seeing thy foul faults should find! 
 
 
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