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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–42).  The Poetical Works.  1880.
The Lover seeking for his lost Heart prayeth that it may be kindly entreated by whomsoever found
HELP me to seek! for I lost it there;
And if that ye have found it, ye that be here,
And seek to convey it secretly,
Handle it soft, and treat it tenderly,
Or else it will plain, and then appair.        5
But pray restore it mannerly,
Since that I do ask it thus honestly,
For to lese it, it sitteth me near;
          Help me to seek!
Alas! and is there no remedy:        10
But have I thus lost it wilfully.
I wis it was a thing all too dear
To be bestowed, and wist not where.
It was mine heart! I pray you heartily
          Help me to seek.        15

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