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Sir Thomas Wyatt

A Revocation

WHAT should I say?
    —Since Faith is dead,
And Truth away
    From you is fled?
    Should I be led
        With doubleness?
        Nay! nay! mistress.

I promised you,
    And you promised me,
To be as true
     As I would be.
    But since I see
        Your double heart,
        Farewell my part!

Thought for to take
    'Tis not my mind;
But to forsake
    One so unkind;
    And as I find
        So will I trust.
        Farewell, unjust!

Can ye say nay
    But that you said
That I alway
    Should be obeyed?
    And—thus betrayed
        Or that I wist!
        Farewell, unkist!

 
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