THE LOVER CONFESSETH HIM IN LOVE
1 "Phyllis" was Wyatt's new object of affection; "Brunet" was Anne Boleyn. Originally the line read:
F waker1 care ; if sudden pale colour ;|
If many sighs, with little speech to plain :
Now joy, now woe, if they my chere
For hope of small, if much to fear therfore ;
To haste, or slack, my pace to less, or more :
Be sign of love, then do I love again.
If thou ask whom : sure, since I did refrain
Brunet, that set my wealth in such a roar,
Th' unfeigned cheer of Phyllis hath the place
That Brunet had ; she hath, and ever shall.
She from my self now hath me in her grace ;
She hath in hand my wit, my will, and all.
My heart alone well worthy she doth stay,
Without whose help scant do I live a day.
"Her that did set our country in a roar," but amended it to this, safer, alternative.
Yeowell, James, Ed. The Poetical Works of Sir Thomas Wyatt.
London: George Bell and Sons, 1904. 6.
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