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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–42).  The Poetical Works.  1880.
Songs and Epigrams
OF few words, Sir, you seem to be,
And where I doubted what I would do
Your quick request hath caused me
Quickly to tell you what you shall trust to.
For he that will be called with a beck,        5
Makes hasty suit on light desire:
Is ever ready to the check,
And burneth in no wasting fire.
Therefore whether you be lief or loth,
And whether it grieve you light or sore,        10
I am at a point: I have made an oath,
Content you with ‘Nay;’ for you get no more.

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