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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–42).  The Poetical Works.  1880.
 
Songs and Epigrams
The Lover that fled Love now follows it with his Harm
 
SOMETIME I fled the fire, that me so brent,
By sea, by land, by water, and by wind;
And now the coals I follow that be quent,
From Dover to Calais, with willing mind.
Lo, how desire is both forth sprung, and spent;        5
And he may see, that whilom was so blind,
  And all his labour laughs he now to scorn,
  Meshed in the briers, that erst was only torn.
 
 
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