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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–42).  The Poetical Works.  1880.
 
Odes
That Faith is dead, and true Love disregarded
 
  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 promis’d you,
And you promis’d 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
It is 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 obey’d?        25
And thus betray’d,
Or that I wist!
Farewell, unkist!
 
 
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