THE LOVER SUETH THAT HIS SERVICE
MAY BE ACCEPTED.
HE heart and service to you proffer'd|
With right good will full honestly,
Refuse it not since it is offer'd,
But take it to you gentlely.
And though it be a small present,
Yet good, consider graciously,
The thought, the mind, and the intent
Of him that loves you faithfully.
It were a thing of small effect
To work my woe thus cruelly ;
For my good will to be object,
Therefore accept it lovingly.
Pain or travail ; to run, or ride,
I undertake it pleasantly ;
Bid ye me go and straight I glide,
At your commandement humbly.
Pain or pleasure now may you plant,
Even which it please you steadfastly ;
Do which you list, I shall not want
To be your servant secretly.
And since so much I do desire,
To be your own assuredly ;
For all my service, and my hire
Reward your servant liberally.
Yeowell, James, Ed. The Poetical Works of Sir Thomas Wyatt.
London: George Bell and Sons, 1904. 104-105.
|| to Sir Thomas Wyatt|
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