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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542)

Since ye so Please

              1Since so ye please to hear me plain,
              2And that ye do rejoice my smart,
              3Me list no lenger to remain
              4To such as be so overthwart.

              5But cursed be that cruel heart
              6Which hath procur'd a careless mind
              7For me and mine unfeigned smart,
              8And forceth me such faults to find.

              9More than too much I am assured
            10Of thine intent, whereto to trust;
            11A speedless proof I have endured,
            12And now I leave it to them that lust.


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.

Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

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.
Form: douzaine
Rhyme: ababbcbcdede

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