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In Ñspel: Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 87

Sonit 87: Férwel! ɖǎ art tù dir fr mî pzesñ

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Férwel! ɖǎ art tù dir fr mî pzesñ,
N lîc inuf ɖǎ nǒst ɖî estiṃt,
Ɖ ćartr v ɖî wrʈ gvz ɖi rlisñ;
Mî bondz in ɖi r ol dtrmiṇt.
Fr hǎ d I hold ɖi bt bî ɖî grantñ?
N fr ɖt rićz ẃr z mî dzrvñ?
Ɖ cōz v ɖs fer gift in m z wontñ,
N so mî petnt bac agn z swrvñ.
Ɖîslf ɖǎ gevst, ɖî ǒn wrʈ ɖen nt nwñ,
Or m t hūm ɖǎ gevst it els mstecñ;
So ɖî gret gift, upn mspriźn growñ,
Cmz hom agn, on betr jujmnt mcñ.
Ɖus hv I hd ɖi, az a drīm dʈ flatr,
In slīp a cñ, bt wecñ no sć matr.

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In Ñspel: Was it the proud full sail of his great verse – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 86

Sonit 86: Wz it ɖ prǎd fl sêl v hiz gret vrs

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Wz it ɖ prǎd fl sêl v hiz gret vrs,
Baund fr ɖ prîz v ol tù preśs y,
Ɖt dd mî rîp ʈts in mî bren inhrs,
Mcñ ɖer tūm ɖ wūm ẃr-in ɖe grù?
Wz it hiz spirit, bî spirits tòt t rait
Abv a mortl pić, ɖt struc m ded?
No, nɖr h, nr hiz cmpirz bî nît
Gvñ him ed, mî vrs astoniśid.
H, nr ɖt af̣bl fmiłr gost
Ẃć nîtli gulz him wɖ intelijns,
Az victrz v mî sîḷns canot bost;
I wz nt sic v eni fir fṛm ɖns:
Bt ẃn yr cǎntinns fild p hiz lîn,
Ɖen lact I matr; ɖt infībld mîn.

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In Ñspel: How careful was I when I took my way – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 48

Sonit 48: Hǎ cerfl wz I ẃn I tc mî we

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Hǎ cerfl wz I ẃn I tc mî we,
Ć trîfl undr truist barz t ʈrust,
Ɖt t mî ys it mt unyzid ste
Fṛm handz v fōlshd,

in śr wordz v trust!

Bt ɖǎ, t hūm mî juwlz trîflz r,
Most wrɖi cumf̣t, nǎ mî gretist grīf,
Ɖǎ bst v dirist, n mîn onli cer,
Art left ɖ prei v evri vulgr ʈīf.
Ɖi hv I nt loct p in eni ćst,
Sev ẃr ɖǎ art nt, ɖo I fīl ɖǎ art,
Wɖn ɖ jntl cloźr v mî brest,
Fṛm ẃns at pleźr ɖǎ mêist cm n part;
N īvn ɖns ɖǎ wlt b stoln I fir,
Fr truʈ pruvz ʈīviś fr a prîz so dir.

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In Ñspel: Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 47

Sonit 47: Btwixt mîn î n hart a līg z tc

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Btwixt mîn î n hart a līg z tc,
N ć dʈ gd trnz nǎ untu ɖ uɖr:
Ẃn ɖt mîn î z famiśt fr a lc,
Or hart in luv wɖ saiz himslf dʈ smuɖr,
Wɖ mî luv’z picćr ɖen mî î dʈ fīst,
N t ɖ pentd banqit bidz mî hart;
Anɖr tîm mîn î z mî hart’s gest,
N in hiz ʈts v luv dʈ śer a part:
So, îɖr bî ɖî picćr or mî luv,
Ɖî slf awe, art preznt stl wɖ m;
Fr ɖǎ nt farɖr ɖn mî ʈts cnst muv,
N I am stl wɖ ɖm, n ɖe wɖ ɖi;
Or, f ɖe slīp, ɖî picćr in mî sît
Awecs mî hart, t hart’s n îz’ dlît.

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In Ñspel: O! never say that I was false of heart – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 109

Sonit 109: Ǒ! nvr se ɖt I wz fōls v hart

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Ǒ! nvr se ɖt I wz fōls v hart,
Ɖo absns sīmd mî flem t qoḷfî.
Az īzi mt I fṛm mslf dpart
Az fṛm mî soul, ẃć in ɖî brest dʈ lî.
Ɖt z mî hom v luv; f I hv renjd,
Lîc him ɖt travlz I rtrn agn,
Jst t ɖ tîm, nt wɖ ɖ tîm xćenjd,
So ɖt mslf brñ wōtr fr mî sten.
Nvr b’liv, ɖo in mî nećr rênd
Ol freltiz ɖt bsij ol cîndz v blud,
Ɖt it cd so pripostṛsli b stend
T līv fr nʈñ ol ɖî sum v gd.
Fr nʈñ ɖs wîd yṇvrs I cōl,
Sev ɖǎ, mî rôz; in it ɖǎ art mî ol.

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In Ñspel: No longer mourn for me when I am dead – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 71

Sonit 71: No longr mōrn fr m ẃn I am ded

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No longr mōrn fr m ẃn I am ded
Ɖn y śl hír ɖ srli suḷn bel
Gv wornñ t ɖ wrld ɖt I am fled
Fṛm ɖs vîl wrld wɖ vîlist wrmz t dwel:
Nê, f y rīd ɖs lîn, rmembr nt
Ɖ hand ɖt rit it, fr I luv y so,
Ɖt I in yr swīt ʈts wd b fgot,
F ʈncñ on m ɖen śd mc y wo.
Ǒ! f, I se, y lc upn ɖs vrs,
Ẃn I phps cmpǎndd am wɖ cle,
D nt so mć az mî pur nem rhrs;
Bt let yr luv īvn wɖ mî lîf dce;
Lest ɖ wîz wrld śd lc intu yr mon,
N moc y wɖ m aftr I am gn.

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In Ñspel: Those parts of thee that the world’s eye doth view – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 69

Sonit 69: Ɖoz parts v ɖi ɖt ɖ wrld’z î dʈ vy

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Ɖoz parts v ɖi ɖt ɖ wrld’z î dʈ vy
Wont nʈñ ɖt ɖ ʈt v harts cn mnd;
Ol tuñz, ɖ vôs v soulz, gv ɖi ɖt dy,
Uṭrñ bér truʈ, īvn so az foz cmnd.
Ɖî ǎtwd ɖus wɖ ǎtwd prêz z crǎnd;
Bt ɖoz sem tuñz, ɖt gv ɖi so ɖîn ǒn,
In uɖr axnts d ɖs prêz cnfǎnd
Bî siyñ farɖr ɖn ɖ î hʈ śoun.
Ɖe lc intu ɖ byti v ɖî mînd,
N ɖt in ges ɖe meźr bî ɖî dīdz;
Ɖen, ćrlz, ɖer ʈts, olɖo ɖer îz wr cnd,
T ɖî fer flǎr ad ɖ ranc smel v wīdz:
Bt ẃ ɖî ǒdr maćiʈ nt ɖî śo,
Ɖ sôl z ɖs, ɖt ɖǎ dst comn gro.

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In Ñspel: That thou art blamed shall not be thy defect – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 70

Sonit 70: Ɖt ɖǎ art blemd śl nt b ɖî dfct

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

Ɖt ɖǎ art blemd śl nt b ɖî dfct,
Fr slandr’z marc wz evr yt ɖ fer;
Ɖ orṇmnt v byti z sspct,
A cro ɖt flîz in hevn’z swītist er.
So ɖǎ b gd, slandr dʈ bt apruv
Ɖî wrʈ ɖ gretr, biyñ wùd v tîm;
Fr cancrvîs ɖ swītist budz dʈ luv,
N ɖǎ prezntst a pyr unstenid prîm.
Ɖǎ hst pást bî ɖ ambŭś v yuñ dez
Îɖr nt aseld, or victr biyñ ćarjd;
Yt ɖs ɖî prêz canot b so ɖî prêz,
T tî p envi, eṿmor inlarjd,
F sm sspct v il masct nt ɖî śo,
Ɖen ɖǎ alon cñdmz v hārts śdst o.

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In Ñspel: Thine eyes I love, and they, as pitying me – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 132

Sonit 132: Ɖîn îz I luv, n ɖe, az pitiyñ m

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

Ɖîn îz I luv, n ɖe, az pitiyñ m,
Nwñ ɖî hart tormnts m wɖ dsden,
Hv pt on blac n luvñ mōrnrz b,
Lcñ wɖ priti ruʈ upn mî pen.
N trūli nt ɖ mornñsún v hevn
Betr bcmz ɖ gre ćīcs v ɖ īst,
Nr ɖt fl star ɖt uśrz in ɖ īvn,
Dʈ haf ɖt glori t ɖ sobr wst,
Az ɖoz tū mōrnñ îz bcm ɖî fes:
Ǒ! let it ɖen az wel bsim ɖî hart
T mōrn fr m sins mōrnñ dʈ ɖi gres,
N sūt ɖî piti lîc in evri part.
Ɖen wl I swer byti hrslf z blac,
N ol ɖe fǎl ɖt ɖî cmplex́n lac.

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In Ñspel: Thou art as tyrannous, so as thou art – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 131

Sonit 131: Ɖǎ art az tiṛṇs, so az ɖǎ art

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

Ɖǎ art az tiṛṇs, so az ɖǎ art,
Az ɖoz huz bytiz prǎdli mc ɖm cruwl;
Fr wel ɖǎ nǒist t mî dir dǒtñ hart
Ɖǎ art ɖ fẹrist n most preśs juwl.
Yt, in gd feʈ, sm se ɖt ɖi bhold,
Ɖî fes hʈ nt ɖ pǎr t mc luv gron;
T se ɖe ŕ I der nt b so bold,
Olɖo I swer it t mslf alon.
N t b śr ɖt z nt fōls I swer,
A ʈǎznd gronz, bt ʈncñ on ɖî fes,
Wn on anɖr’z nec, d witnis ber
Ɖî blac z fẹrist in mî jujmnt’s ples.
In nʈñ art ɖǎ blac sev in ɖî dīdz,
N ɖns ɖs slandr, az I ʈnc, pṛsīdz.

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In Ñspel: How oft when thou, my music, music play’st – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 128

Sonit 128: Hǎ oft ẃn ɖǎ, mî ḿzic, ḿzic plêist

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

Hǎ oft ẃn ɖǎ, mî ḿzic, ḿzic plêist,
Upn ɖt blesid wŭd huz mośn sǎndz
Wɖ ɖî swīt fngrz ẃn ɖǎ jntli swêist
Ɖ wîri concord ɖt mîn ir cnfǎndz,
D I envi ɖoz jacs ɖt nimbl līp,
T cis ɖ tndr inwd v ɖî hand,
Ẃlst mî pur lips ẃć śd ɖt harvist rīp,
At ɖ wŭd’z boldnis bî ɖi bluśñ stand!
T b so ticld, ɖe wd ćenj ɖer stet
N sićueśn wɖ ɖoz dansñ ćips,
’r hūm ɖî fngrz wōc wɖ jntl geit,
Mcñ ded wŭd mor blest ɖn livñ lips.
Sins sōsi jacs so hapi r in ɖs,
Gv ɖm ɖî fngrz, m ɖî lips t cis.

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In Ñspel: Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 68

Sonit 68: Ɖus z hiz ćīc ɖ map v dez ǎtwòrn

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

Ɖus z hiz ćīc ɖ map v dez ǎtwòrn,
Ẃn byti livd n daid az flǎrz d nǎ,
Bfr ɖz basṭd sînz v fer wr born,
Or drst inhabit on a livñ brǎ;
Bfr ɖ goldn trész v ɖ ded,
Ɖ rît v seplcrz, wr śorn awe,
T liv a secnd lîf on secnd hed;
E’r byti’z ded flīs md anɖr ge:
In him ɖoz holi antīc aurz r sìn,
Wɖt ol orṇmnt, itslf n tru,
Mcñ no sumr v anɖr’z grīn,
Robñ no old t dres hiz byti ny;
N him az fr a map dʈ Nećr stor,
T śo fōls Art ẃt byti wz v yor.

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