Author: table (---.spacegate.com.ua)
Date: 02-01-06 08:51
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When thou shalt be dispos\'d to set me light,
And place my merit in the eye of scorn,
Upon thy side, against myself I\'ll fight,
And prove thee virtuous, though thou art forsworn.
With mine own weakness, being best acquainted,
Upon thy part I can set down a story
Of faults conceal\'d, wherein I am attainted;
That thou in losing me shalt win much glory:
And I by this will be a gainer too;
For bending all my loving thoughts on thee,
The injuries that to myself I do,
Doing thee vantage, double-vantage me.
Such is my love, to thee I so belong,
That for thy right, myself will bear all wrong.
So is it not with me as with that Muse,
Stirr\'d by a painted beauty to his verse,
Who heaven itself for ornament doth use
And every fair with his fair doth rehearse,
Making a couplement of proud compare\'
With sun and moon, with earth and sea\'s rich gems,
With April\'s first-born flowers, and all things rare,
That heaven\'s air in this huge rondure hems.
O! let me, true in love, but truly write,
And then believe me, my love is as fair
As any mother\'s child, though not so bright
As those gold candles fix\'d in heaven\'s air:
Let them say more that like of hearsay well;
I will not praise that purpose not to sell.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, \'Thy will be done,\' and those to whom God says, \'All right, then, have
it your way.\'
C. S. Lewis
Henry David Thoreau
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is
where they should be. Now put foundations under them.