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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–42).  The Poetical Works.  1880.
Songs and Sonnets
Description of the contrarious Passions in a Lover
I FIND no peace, and all my war is done;
I fear and hope, I burn, and freeze like ice;
I fly aloft, yet can I not arise;
And nought I have, and all the world I seize on,
That locks nor loseth, holdeth me in prison,        5
And holds me not, yet can I scape no wise:
Nor letteth me live, nor die, at my devise,
And yet of death it giveth me occasion.
Without eye I see; without tongue I plain:
I wish to perish, yet I ask for health;        10
I love another, and I hate myself;
I feed me in sorrow, and laugh in all my pain.
  Lo, thus displeaseth me both death and life,
  And my delight is causer of this strife.
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