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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–42).  The Poetical Works.  1880.
 
Odes
The dying Lover complaineth that his Mistress regardeth not his Sufferings
 
  LIKE as the swan towards her death
Doth strain her voice with doleful note;
Right so sing I with waste of breath,
I die! I die! and you regard it not.
  I shall enforce my fainting breath,        5
That all that hears this deadly note,
Shall know that you dost cause my death,
I die! I die! and you regard it not.
  Your unkindness hath sworn my death,
And changed hath my pleasant note        10
To painful sighs that stop my breath.
I die! I die! and you regard it not.
  Consumeth my life, faileth my breath,
Your fault is forger of this note;
Melting in tears a cruel death.        15
I die! I die! and you regard it not.
  My faith with me after my death
Buried shall be, and to this note
I do bequeath my weary breath
To cry, I die! and you regard it not.        20
 
 
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