Sonnets [67].”Ah, wherefore with infection should he live,/ And with his presence grace impiety,/ That sin by him advantage should achieve/ And lace itself with his society?/ Why should false painting imitate his cheek/ And steal dead seeing of his living hue?/ Why should poor beauty indirectly seek/ Roses of shadow, since his rose is true?/ Why should he live, now Nature bankrupt is,/ Beggar’d of blood to blush through lively veins,/ For sheh hath no exchequer now but his,/ And, proud of many, lives upon his gains?/ O, him she stores, to show what wealth she had/ In days long since, before these last so bad.”

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