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Act I, Scene 88

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  • Shakespeare. When thou shalt be disposed to set me light,
    And place my merit in the eye of scorn, 1220
    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, 1225
    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. 1230
    Such is my love, to thee I so belong,
    That for thy right myself will bear all wrong.

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