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(533)
'Then, for thy husband and thy children's sake, (534)

Tender my suit: bequeath not to their lot (535)

The shame that from them no device can take, (536)

The blemish that will never be forgot; (537)

Worse than a slavish wipe or birth-hour's blot:
(538)
For marks descried in men's nativity (539)

Are nature's faults, not their own infamy.'

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