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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–42).  The Poetical Works.  1880.
 
Songs and Sonnets
The Lover waxeth wiser, and will not die for Affection
 
YET was I never of your love aggrieved,
Nor never shall while that my life doth last:
But of hating myself, that date is past;
And tears continual sore have me wearied:
I will not yet in my grave be buried;        5
Nor on my tomb your name have fixed fast,
As cruel cause, that did the spirit soon haste
From th’ unhappy bones, by great sighs stirred.
Then if a heart of amorous faith and will
Content your mind withouten doing grief;        10
Please it you so to this to do relief:
If otherwise you seek for to fulfil
  Your wrath, you err, and shall not as you ween;
  And you yourself the cause thereof have been.
 
 
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