Verse > Sir Thomas Wyatt > Poetical Works
Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–42).  The Poetical Works.  1880.
He promiseth to remain faithful whatever Fortune betide
  SOMETIME I sigh, sometime I sing;
Sometime I laugh, sometime mourning
As one in doubt, this is my saying;
Have I displeas’d you in any thing?
  Alack! what aileth you to be griev’d?        5
Right sorry am I that ye be moved.
I am your own, if truth be prov’d;
And by your displeasure as one mischiev’d.
  When ye be merry then am I glad;
When ye be sorry then am I sad;        10
Such grace or fortune I would I had
You for to please howe’er I were bestad.
  When ye be merry why should I care?
Ye are my joy, and my welfare,
I will you love, I will not spare        15
Into your presence, as far as I dare.
  All my poor heart, and my love true,
While life doth last I give it you;
And you to serve with service due,
And never to change you for no new.        20

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