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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
The One I Would Love
By Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–1542)
 
A FACE that should content me wondrous well
  Should not be fair, but lovely to behold;
Of lively look, all grief for to repel
  With right good grace, so would I that it should
Speak without word, such words as none can tell;        5
  Her tress also should be of crispèd gold.
With wit, and these, perchance, I might be tried,
And knit again with knot that should not slide.
 
 
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