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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Sir Thomas Wyatt. 1503–1542
  
36. A Revocation
  
WHAT should I say? 
  —Since Faith is dead, 
And Truth away 
  From you is fled? 
  Should I be led         5
    With doubleness? 
    Nay! nay! mistress. 
 
I promised you, 
  And you promised me, 
To be as true  10
  As I would be. 
  But since I see 
    Your double heart, 
    Farewell my part! 
 
Thought for to take  15
  'Tis not my mind; 
But to forsake 
  One so unkind; 
  And as I find 
    So will I trust.  20
    Farewell, unjust! 
 
Can ye say nay 
  But that you said 
That I alway 
  Should be obeyed?  25
  And—thus betrayed 
    Or that I wist! 
    Farewell, unkist! 
 
 
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