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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
A Revocation
By Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–1542)
 
WHAT should I say?
  —Since Faith is dead,
And Truth away
  From you is fled?
  Should I be led        5
    With doubleness?
  Nay! nay! mistress.
 
I promised you,
  And you promised me,
To be as true        10
  As I would be.
  But since I see
    Your double heart,
    Farewell my part!
 
Thought for to take        15
  ’Tis not my mind;
But to forsake
  One so unkind;
  And as I find
    So will I trust        20
    Farewell, unjust.
 
Can ye say nay
  But that you said
That I alway
  Should be obeyed?        25
  And—thus betrayed
    Or that I wist!
    Farewell, unkist!
 
 
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