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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–42).  The Poetical Works.  1880.
 
Songs and Epigrams
Against Hoarders of Money
 
FOR shamefast harm of great and hateful need,
In deep despair, as did a wretch go,
With ready cord out of his life to speed,
His stumbling foot did find an hoard, lo,
Of gold, I say, where he prepar’d this deed,        5
And in exchange he left the cord tho.
  He that had hid the gold, and found it not,
  Of that he found he shap’d his neck a knot.
 
 
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