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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–42).  The Poetical Works.  1880.
Songs and Epigrams
A Riddle of a Gift given by a Lady
A LADY gave me a gift she had not;
And I received her gift which I took not;
She gave it me willingly, and yet she would not;
And I received it, albeit, I could not:
If she give it me, I force not;        5
And if she take it again, she cares not.
Construe what this is, and tell not;
For I am fast sworn I may not.

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