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In Ñspel: That time of year thou mayst in me behold – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 73

Sonit 73: Ɖt tîm v yir ɖǎ mêist in m bhold

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Ɖt tîm v yir ɖǎ mêist in m bhold
Ẃn yelo līvz, or nn, or fy, d hañ
Upn ɖoz bauz ẃć śec agnst ɖ cold,
Bér ruind qîrz, ẃr lêt ɖ swīt brdz sañ.
In m ɖǎ siist ɖ twîlît v sć de
Az aftr súnset fediʈ in ɖ wst;
Ẃć bî n bî blac nît duʈ tec awe,
Deʈ’s secnd slf, ɖt sìlz p ol in rest.
In m ɖǎ siist ɖ glowñ v sć fîr,
Ɖt on ɖ aśz v hiz yʈ duʈ lî,
Az ɖ deʈbed, ẃr-on it mst xpîr,
Cnsymd wɖ ɖt ẃć it wz nuriśt bî.
Ɖs ɖǎ psivst, ẃć mcs ɖî luv mor stroñ,
T luv ɖt wel, ẃć ɖǎ mst līv e’r loñ.

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In Ñspel: Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 62

Sonit 62: Sin v slfluv pzesiʈ ol mîn î

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Sin v slfluv pzesiʈ ol mîn î
N ol mî soul, n ol mî evri part;
N fr ɖs sin ɖr z no reṃdi,
It z so grǎndd inwd in mî hart.
Mīʈncs no fes so greśs z az mîn,
No śep so tru, no truʈ v sć acǎnt;
N fr mslf mîn ǒn wrʈ d dfîn,
Az I ol uɖr in ol wrʈs s’mǎnt.
Bt ẃn mî glas śoz m mslf indd
Bītd n ćopt wɖ tand antiqti,
Mîn ǒn slfluv qt contrri I rīd;
Slf so slfluvñ wr iniqti.
’tiz ɖi, mslf, ɖt fr mslf I prêz,
Pentñ mî ej wɖ byti v ɖî dez.

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In Ñspel: If the dull substance of my flesh were thought – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 44

Sonit 44: F ɖ dul substns v mî fleś wr ʈt

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F ɖ dul substns v mî fleś wr ʈt,
Injurịs distns śd nt stop mî we;
Fr ɖen dspt v spes I wd b bròt,
Fṛm limits far rmot, ẃr ɖǎ dst ste.
No matr ɖen olɖo mî ft dd stand
Upn ɖ farɖist rʈ rmuvd fṛm ɖi;
Fr nimbl ʈt cn jump bʈ sì n land
Az sn az ʈnc ɖ ples ẃr h wd b.
Bt ā! ʈt cilz m ɖt I am nt ʈt,
T līp larj leñʈs v mîlz ẃn ɖǎ art gn,
Bt ɖt, so mć v rʈ n wōtr ròt,
I mst atnd tîm’z leźr wɖ mî mon,
Rsivñ nòt bî elimnts so slo
Bt hevi tirz, bajz v îɖr’z wo.

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In Ñspel: Say that thou didst forsake me for some fault – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 89

Sonit 89: Se ɖt ɖǎ ddst fsec m fr sm fōlt

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Se ɖt ɖǎ ddst fsec m fr sm fōlt,
N I wl coment upn ɖt ofns:
Spīc v mî lemnis, n I stret wl hōlt,
Agnst ɖî rīznz mcñ no dfns.
Ɖǎ cnst nt, luv, dsgres m haf so il,
T set a form upn dzîrd ćenj,
Az I’l mslf dsgres; nwñ ɖî wil,
I wl aqentns strangl, n lc strenj;
B absnt fṛm ɖî wōcs; n in mî tuñ
Ɖî swīt b’luvid nem no mor śl dwel,
Lest I, tù mć pṛfen, śd d it roñ,
N hapli v ǎr old aqentns tel.
Fr ɖi, agnst mslf I’l vǎ dbet,
Fr I mst ner luv him hūm ɖǎ dst het.

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In Ñspel: Alack! what poverty my Muse brings forth – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 103

Sonit 103: Alac! ẃt poṿti mî Ḿz brñz fʈ

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Alac! ẃt poṿti mî Ḿz brñz fʈ,
Ɖt hvñ sć a scop t śo hr prîd,
Ɖ arğmnt ol bér z v mor wrʈ
Ɖn ẃn it haʈ mî add prêz bsd!
O! blem m nt, f I no mor cn rait!
Lc in yr glas, n ɖr apirz a fes
Ɖt oṿgz mî blunt invnśn qt,
Dulñ mî lînz, n dwñ m dsgres.
Wr it nt sinfl ɖen, strîvñ t mnd,
T mar ɖ subjict ɖt bfr wz wel?
Fr t no uɖr pas mî vrsz tnd
Ɖn v yr gresz n yr gifts t tel;
N mor, mć mor, ɖn in mî vrs cn sit,
Yr ǒn glas śoz y ẃn y lc in it.

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In Ñspel: In the old age black was not counted fair – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 127

Sonit 127: In ɖ old ej blac wz nt cǎntd fer

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

In ɖ old ej blac wz nt cǎntd fer,
Or f it wr, it bòr nt byti’z nem;
Bt nǎ z blac byti’z s’xesiv ér,
N byti slandrd wɖ a basṭd śem:
Fr sins ć hand haʈ pt on Nećr’z pǎr,
Fẹrñ ɖ fǎl wɖ Art’s fōls boroud fes,
Swīt byti haʈ no nem, no holi bǎr,
Bt z pṛfend, f nt livz in dsgres.
Ɖrfr mî mistris’ îz r revn blac,
Hr îz so sūtd, n ɖe mōrnrz sīm
At sć hu, nt born fer, no byti lac,
Slanḍrñ crieśn wɖ a fōls istim:
Yt so ɖe mōrn bcmñ v ɖer wo,
Ɖt evri tuñ sz byti śd lc so.

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In Ñspel: How can my muse want subject to invent – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 38

Sonit 38: Hǎ cn mî ḿz wont subjict t invnt

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

Hǎ cn mî ḿz wont subjict t invnt,
Ẃl ɖǎ dst briɖ, ɖt porst intu mî vrs
Ɖîn ǒn swīt arğmnt, tù xḷnt
Fr evri vulgr pepr t rhrs?
O! gv ɖî slf ɖ ʈancs, f ōt in m
Wrɖi p’ruzl stand agnst ɖî sît;
Fr hu’z so dum ɖt canot rait t ɖi,
Ẃn ɖǎ ɖî slf dst gv invnśn lît?
B ɖǎ ɖ tnʈ Ḿz, ten tîmz mor in wrʈ
Ɖn ɖoz old nîn ẃć rîmrz inṿcet;
N h ɖt cōlz on ɖi, let him brñ fʈ
Itrnl numbrz t ǎtliv loñ det.
F mî slît ḿz d plīz ɖz krịs dez,
Ɖ pen b mîn, bt ɖîn śl b ɖ prêz.

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In Ñspel: A woman’s face with nature’s own hand painted – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 20

Sonit 20: A wmn’z fes wɖ nećr’z ǒn hand pentd

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

A wmn’z fes wɖ nećr’z ǒn hand pentd
Hast ɖǎ, ɖ mastr-mistris v mî paśn;
A wmn’z jntl hart, bt nt aqentd
Wɖ śiftñ ćenj az z fōls wimin’z faśn;
An î mor brît ɖn ɖerz, les fōls in rolñ,
Gíldñ ɖ objict ẃr’pn it geziʈ;
A man in hy, ol hyz in hiz cntrolñ,
Ẃć stìlz men’z îz n wimin’z soulz ameziʈ.
N fr a wmn wrt ɖǎ frst crietd,
Tl nećr az ś ròt ɖi fél a-dǒtñ,
N bî adiśn m v ɖi dfitd
Bî adñ wn ʈñ t mî prṗs nʈñ.
Bt sins ś prict ɖi ǎt fr wimin’z pleźr,
Mîn b ɖî luv n ɖî luv’z ys ɖer treźr.

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In Ñspel: The expense of spirit in a waste of shame – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 129

Sonit 129: Ɖ xpns v spirit in a west v śem

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

Ɖ xpns v spirit in a west v śem
Z lust in ax́n: n tl ax́n, lust
Z prjrd, mrdṛs, bludi, fl v blem,
Savij, xtrim, rūd, cruwl, nt t trust;
Injoid no snr bt dspîzid stret;
Past rīzn huntd; n no snr hd,
Past rīzn hetd, az a swoloud beit,
On prṗs leid t mc ɖ tecr mad.
Mad in psyt n in pześn so;
Hd, hvñ, n in qst t hv xtrim;
A blis in prūf, n pruvd, a vri wo;
Bfr, a jô pṛpozd; bhnd a drīm.
Ol ɖs ɖ wrld wel nz; yt nn nz wel
T śun ɖ hevn ɖt līdz men t ɖs hel.

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In Ñspel: Not marble, nor the gilded monuments – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 55

Sonit 55: Nt marbl, nr ɖ gíldd mońmnts

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

Nt marbl, nr ɖ gíldd mońmnts
V prinsz, śl ǎtliv ɖs pǎrfl rîm;
Bt y śl śîn mor brît in ɖz contents
Ɖn unswept ston, bsmird wɖ slutiś tîm.
Ẃn westfl wor śl staćuz oṿtrn,
N brôlz rūt ǎt ɖ wrc v mesnri,
Nr Marz hiz sord, nr wor’z qc fîr śl brn
Ɖ livñ record v yr meṃri.
’Gnst deʈ, n ol oblivịs enṃti
Śl y pes fʈ; yr prêz śl stl fînd rūm
Īvn in ɖ îz v ol psteṛti
Ɖt wer ɖs wrld ǎt t ɖ endñ dūm.
So, tl ɖ jujmnt ɖt yrslf arîz,
Y liv in ɖs, n dwel in luvrz’ îz.

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In Ñspel: How like a winter hath my absence been – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 97

Sonit 97: Hǎ lîc a wintr haʈ mî absns bn

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

Hǎ lîc a wintr haʈ mî absns bn
Fṛm ɖi, ɖ pleźr v ɖ flītñ yir!
Ẃt frizñz hv I flt, ẃt darc dez sìn!
Ẃt old Dsmbr’z bérnis evrẃr!
N yt ɖs tîm rmuvd wz sumr’z tîm;
Ɖ tìmñ ōtm, big wɖ rić incris,
Bẹrñ ɖ wontn brdn v ɖ prîm,
Lîc wido’d wūmz aftr ɖer lordz’ dsis:
Yt ɖs abundnt iśu sīmd t m
Bt hop v orfnz, n unfaɖrd frūt;
Fr sumr n hiz pleźrz wêt on ɖi,
N, ɖǎ awe, ɖ vri brdz r ḿt:
Or, f ɖe sñ, ’tiz wɖ so dul a ćir,
Ɖt līvz lc pel, dredñ ɖ wintr’z nir.

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In Ñspel: Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 60

Sonit 60: Lîc az ɖ wevz mc twdz ɖ pebld śor

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

Lîc az ɖ wevz mc twdz ɖ pebld śor,
So d ǎr minits hesn t ɖer end;
Ć ćenjñ ples wɖ ɖt ẃć gz bfr,
In sīqnsnt tôl ol fwdz d cntnd.
Ntivti, wns in ɖ mn v lît,
Crōlz t mtyṛti, ẃr-wɖ biyñ crǎnd,
Crŭcid iclipsz gnst hiz glori fît,
N Tîm ɖt gev duʈ nǎ hiz gift cnfǎnd.
Tîm duʈ trnsfix ɖ fluriś set on yʈ
N delvz ɖ paṛlélz in byti’z brǎ,
Fīdz on ɖ reṛtiz v nećr’z truʈ,
N nʈñ standz bt fr hiz sîɖ t mo:
N yt t tîmz in hop, mî vrs śl stand
Prezñ ɖî wrʈ, dspt hiz cruwl hand.

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