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Manuscript image of Wyatt's 'Right true it is' from the Egerton MS

Of the feigned friend
by Sir Thomas Wyatt


Right true it is, and said full yore ago:
Take heed of him, that by the back thee claweth.
For, none is worse, than is a friendly foe.
Though he seem good, all thing that thee delighteth,
Yet know it well, that in thy bosom creepeth.
For, many a man such fire oft times he kindleth:
That with the blaze his beard himself he singeth.




Edited and glossed from
Tottel's Songes and Sonettes, 1557
by Anniina Jokinen.





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