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Sonnet 129

The expense of spirit in a waste of shame

Is lust in action: and till action, lust

Is perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame,

Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust;

Enjoyed no sooner but despisèd straight;

Past reason hunted; and no sooner had,

Past reason hated, as a swallow'd bait,

On purpose laid to make the taker mad:

Mad in pursuit and in possession so;

Had, having, and in quest to have, extreme;

A bliss in proof, and proved, a very woe;

Before, a joy proposed; behind a dream.

     All this the world well knows; yet none knows well

     To shun the heaven that leads men to this hell.
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Marcus Lovett

Marcus Lovett first appeared on Broadway in the original production of Les Misérables. His other Broadway and West End credits include: King David (title role), Phantom of the Opera (title role), Whistle Down the Wind (The Man), Carousel (Billy Bigelow), Aspects of Love (Alex Dillingham). He has been a soloist at Carnegie hall, L’Opera De Paris and the Royal Albert Hall. He is on the cast albums for Les Misérables, Whistle Down The Wind and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Fiftieth Birthday Celebration at The Royal Albert Hall. In addition to his stage and music career, Marcus has recorded thousands of promotions and commercials for television, and is currently the voice of “Good Morning America” on ABC, and for the promotions for “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
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