THE ABUSED LOVER SEETH HIS FOLLY,
AND INTENDETH TO TRUST
AS never file yet half so well yfiled, |
To file a file for any smith's intent,
As I was made a filing instrument,
To frame other, while that I was beguiled :
But reason, lo, hath at my folly smiled,
And pardoned me, sins that I me repent
Of my lost years, and of my time misspent.
For youth led me, and falsehood me misguided.
Yet, this trust I have of great apparence:
Since that deceit is aye returnable,
Of very force it is agreeable,
That therewithal be done the recompense :
Then guile beguiled plained should be never ;
And the reward is little trust for ever.
|Manuscript image from BL Egerton MS 2711, f. 14v.|
|Manuscript image from BL Add MS 17492, f. 19v.|
Yeowell, James, Ed. The Poetical Works of Sir Thomas Wyatt.
London: George Bell and Sons, 1904. 2-3.
|| to Sir Thomas Wyatt|
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