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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. The Book of Elizabethan Verse. 1907.

A Revocation

Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–1542)

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!