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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–42).  The Poetical Works.  1880.
Songs and Epigrams
Of the jealous Man that loved the same Woman, and espied this other sitting with her
THE WAND’RING gadling in the summer tide,
That finds the adder with his rechless foot,
Starts not dismay’d so suddenly aside,
As jealous despite did, though there were no boot,
When that he saw me sitting by her side,        5
That of my health is very crop and root.
  It pleased me then to have so fair a grace,
  To sting the heart, that would have had my place.

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