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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–42).  The Poetical Works.  1880.
 
Songs and Epigrams
How by a Kiss he found both his Life and Death
 
NATURE, that gave the bee so feat a grace
To find honey of so wondrous fashion,
Hath taught the spider out of the same place
To fetch poison by strange alteration;
Though this be strange, it is a stranger case        5
With one kiss by secret operation
  Both these at once in those your lips to find;
  In change whereof I leave my heart behind.
 
 
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