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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–42).  The Poetical Works.  1880.
Songs and Epigrams
Of the feigned Friend
RIGHT true it is, and said full yore ago;
‘Take heed of him that by the back thee claweth:’
For none is worse than is a friendly foe.
Though thee seem good all thing that thee delighteth,
Yet know it well, that in thy bosom creepeth:        5
For many a man such fire ofttimes he kindleth,
That with the blaze his beard himself he singeth.

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