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First Line: Let me not to the marriage of true minds / admit impediments
Last Line: I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Variant Title(s): "love;love's Not Time's Fool;true Love;love Unalterable;the Marriage Of True Minds;""let Me Not To The Marriage Of True Minds"";
Subject(s): Fidelity; Gays & Lesbians; Life Change Events; Love; Love - Marital; Marriage; Religion; Faithfulness; Constancy; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Theology

LET me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments: love is not love,
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove;
O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests, and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error, and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

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