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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–42).  The Poetical Works.  1880.
The recured Lover renounceth his fickle Mistress for her Newfangleness
THOU hast no faith of him that hath none,
But thou must love him needs by reason;
For as saith a proverb notable,
Each thing seeketh his semblable,
And thou hast thine of thy condition.        5
Yet is it not the thing I pass on,
Nor hot nor cold is mine affection!
For since thine heart is so mutable,
        Thou hast no faith.
I thought thee true without exception,        10
But I perceive I lacked discretion;
To fashion faith to words mutable,
Thy thought is too light and variable
To change so oft without occasion.
        Thou hast no faith!        15

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