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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–42).  The Poetical Works.  1880.
 
Songs and Sonnets
The Lover confesseth him in Love with Phyllis
 
IF waker care; if sudden pale colour;
If many sighs with little speech to plain:
Now joy, now woe, if they my chere distain;
For hope of small, if much to fear therefore;
To haste or slack, my pace to less, or more;        5
Be sign of love, then do I love again.
If thou ask whom; sure, since I did refrain
Brunet, that set my wealth in such a roar,
The unfeigned cheer of Phyllis hath the place
That Brunet had; she hath, and ever shall.        10
She from myself now hath me in her grace;
She hath in hand my wit, my will, and all.
  My heart alone well worthy she doth stay,
  Without whose help scant do I live a day.
 
 
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