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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–42).  The Poetical Works.  1880.
 
Odes
The Lover beseecheth his Mistress not to forget his steadfast Faith and true Intent
 
FORGET not yet the tried intent
Of such a truth as I have meant;
My great travail so gladly spent,
        Forget not yet!
Forget not yet when first began        5
The weary life ye know, since whan
The suit, the service none tell can;
        Forget not yet!
Forget not yet the great assays,
The cruel wrong, the scornful ways,        10
The painful patience in delays,
        Forget not yet!
Forget not! oh! forget not this,
How long ago hath been, and is
The mind that never meant amiss,        15
        Forget not yet!
Forget not then thine own approv’d,
The which so long hath thee so lov’d,
Whose steadfast faith yet never mov’d:
        Forget not this!        20
 
 
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