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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–42).  The Poetical Works.  1880.
Songs and Sonnets
The deserted Lover wisheth that his Rival might experience the same Fortune he himself had tasted
TO rail or jest, ye know I use it not;
Though that such cause sometime in folks I find.
And though to change ye list to set your mind.
Love it who list, in faith I like it not.
And if ye were to me, as ye are not,        5
I would be loth to see you so unkind:
But since your fault must needs be so by kind;
Though I hate it I pray you love it not.
Things of great weight I never thought to crave,
This is but small; of right deny it not:        10
Your feigning ways, as yet forget them not.
But like reward let other Lovers have;
  That is to say, for service true and fast,
  Too long delays, and changing at the last.

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