A Riddle of a Gift|
Given By a Lady.
by Sir Thomas Wyatt
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,
And if she take it again she cares not.
Conster what this is and tell not,
For I am fast sworne I may not.
Conster, puzzle out, figure out.
Lukas Cranach the Elder.
Edited and glossed from
Tottel's Songes and Sonettes, 1557
by Anniina Jokinen.
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