Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542 / Kent / England)
Thomas Wyatt was born at Allington Castle in Kent, and educated at St John's College, Cambridge. While travelling as a diplomat for Henry VIII he developed his interest in Continental poetry; he was the first English poet to use the Italian forms of the sonnet and terza rima, and the French rondeau. His translation of the Penitential Psalms is based on a version by the Italian poet Pietro Aretino.
In the course of his career Wyatt served his King Henry in a variety of offices, including those of Marshal of Calais, Sheriff of Kent and Ambassador to Spain, and he was also jailed several times. His first imprisonment, in 1534, was for brawling; two years later his relationship with ... more »
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- A Revocation
- Abide and Abide and Better Abide
- And Wilt Thou Leave me Thus?
- Avising The Bright Beams
- Farewell Love and All Thy Laws Forever
- Farewell, Love
- Forget Not Yet
- Forget Not Yet The Tried Intent
- Forget not yet: The Lover Beseecheth his...
- I Abide and Abide and Better Abide
- I Find No Peace
- In Spain
- Is It Possible
- Lux, My Fair Falcon
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''And wilt thou leave me thus?Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503?-1542), British poet. And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus? (L. 7-12). . . Complete Poems [Sir Thomas Wyatt]. R. A. Rebholz, ed. (19...
That hath loved thee so long
In wealth and woe among:
And is thy heart so strong
As for to leave me thus?
Say nay! say nay!''
Blame but thyself that hast misdone,Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503?-1542), British poet. Blame not my lute for he must sound (l. 29-35). . . Complete Poems [Sir Thomas Wyatt]. R. A. Rebholz,...
And well deserved to have blame;
Change thou thy way so evil begun,
And then my lute shall sound that same:
But if till then my fingers...
''Divers doth use, as I have heard and know,Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503?-1542), British poet. Divers Doth Use (l. 1-4). . . Complete Poems [Sir Thomas Wyatt]. R. A. Rebholz, ed. (1978) Penguin Bo...
(When that to change their ladies do begin),
To mourn and wail and never for to lin,
Hoping thereby to pease their painful woe.''
''But let it pass, and think it is of kindSir Thomas Wyatt (1503?-1542), British poet. Divers Doth Use (l. 13-14). . . Complete Poems [Sir Thomas Wyatt]. R. A. Rebholz, ed. (1978) Penguin ...
That often change doth please a woman's mind.''