1] plain: complain.
2] smart: sharp pain.
3] lenger: see note to "Farewell Love", line 14 above.
4] overthwart: malicious.
11] speedless proof: unsuccessful outcome.
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of English, University of Toronto.
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Original text: British Library Devonshire MS. 2711, fol. 53; cf. Collected Poems of Sir Thomas Wyatt, ed. Kenneth Muir and Patricia Thomson (Liverpool, 1969): 210.
First publication date: 1815
RPO poem editor: F. D. Hoeniger, Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RP 1963: I.11 (F. D. Hoeniger); RPO 1994 (IL).
Recent editing: 2:2002/5/1
Composition date note: The attribution to Wyatt is uncertain.
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