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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Sir Thomas Wyatt. 1503–1542
  
34. Forget not yet
The Lover Beseecheth his Mistress not to Forget his
Steadfast Faith and True Intent
  
FORGET not yet the tried intent 
Of such a truth as I have meant; 
My great travail so gladly spent, 
Forget not yet! 
 
Forget not yet when first began         5
The weary life ye know, since whan 
The suit, the service, none tell can; 
Forget not yet! 
 
Forget not yet the great assays, 
The cruel wrong, the scornful ways,  10
The painful patience in delays, 
Forget not yet! 
 
Forget not! O, forget not this!— 
How long ago hath been, and is, 
The mind that never meant amiss—  15
Forget not yet! 
 
Forget not then thine own approved, 
The which so long hath thee so loved, 
Whose steadfast faith yet never moved: 
Forget not this!  20
 
 
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