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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–42).  The Poetical Works.  1880.
 
Odes
He rejoiceth the obtaining the Favour of the Mistress of his Heart
 
  AFTER great storms the calm returns,
And pleasanter it is thereby;
Fortune likewise that often turns,
Hath made me now the most happy.
  The Heaven that pitied my distress,        5
My just desire, and my cry;
Hath made my languor to cease,
And me also the most happy.
  Whereto dispaired ye, my friends?
My trust alway in her did lie        10
That knoweth what my thought intends;
Whereby I live the most happy.
  Lo! what can take hope from that heart,
That is assured steadfastly;
Hope therefore ye that live in smart,        15
Whereby I am the most happy.
  And I that have felt of your pain
Shall pray to God continually,
To make your hope, your health retain,
And me also the most happy.        20
 
 
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