Sir Thomas Wyatt

(1503-1542 / Kent / England)

Quotations

  • ''And wilt thou leave me thus?
    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!''
    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. (1978) Penguin Books.
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  • ''Blame but thyself that hast misdone,
    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 play
    By thy desert their wonted way,
    Blame not my lute.''
    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, ed. (1978) Penguin Books.
  • ''Divers doth use, as I have heard and know,
    (When that to change their ladies do begin),
    To mourn and wail and never for to lin,
    Hoping thereby to pease their painful woe.''
    Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503?-1542), British poet. Divers Doth Use (l. 1-4). . . Complete Poems [Sir Thomas Wyatt]. R. A. Rebholz, ed. (1978) Penguin Books.
  • ''But let it pass, and think it is of kind
    That often change doth please a woman's mind.''
    Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503?-1542), British poet. Divers Doth Use (l. 13-14). . . Complete Poems [Sir Thomas Wyatt]. R. A. Rebholz, ed. (1978) Penguin Books.
  • ''Farewell, Love, and all thy laws for ever:
    Thy baited hooks shall tangle me no more;
    Senec and Plato call me from thy lore,
    To perfect wealth my wit for to endeavour.''
    Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503?-1542), British poet. Farewell love and all thy laws for ever (l. 1-4). . . Complete Poems [Sir Thomas Wyatt]. R. A. Rebholz, ed. (1978) Penguin Books.
  • ''Thy sharp repulse, that pricketh ay so sore,
    Hath taught me to set in trifles no store,
    and scape forth, since liberty is lever.''
    Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503?-1542), British poet. Farewell love and all thy laws for ever (l. 6-8). . . Complete Poems [Sir Thomas Wyatt]. R. A. Rebholz, ed. (1978) Penguin Books.
  • ''Forget not yet the tried intent
    Of such a truth as I have meant;
    My great travail so gladly spent
    Forget not yet!''
    Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503?-1542), British poet. Forget Not Yet (l. 1-4). . . Complete Poems [Sir Thomas Wyatt]. R. A. Rebholz, ed. (1978) Penguin Books.
  • ''Help me to seek, for I lost it there
    And if that ye have found it, ye that be here,
    And seek to convey it secretly,
    Handle it soft and treat it tenderly,
    Or else it will plain and then appear:''
    Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503?-1542), British poet. Help Me to Seek (l. 1-5). . . Complete Poems [Sir Thomas Wyatt]. R. A. Rebholz, ed. (1978) Penguin Books.
  • ''If in the world there be more woe
    Than I have in my heart,
    Whereso it is, it doth come fro,
    And in my breast there doth it grow,''
    Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503?-1542), British poet. If in the World There Be More Woe (l. 1-4). . . Complete Poems [Sir Thomas Wyatt]. R. A. Rebholz, ed. (1978) Penguin Books.
  • ''Is it possible
    That any may find
    Within one heart so diverse mind,
    To change or turn as weather and wind?
    Is it possible?''
    Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503?-1542), British poet. Is It Possible? (L. 11-15). . . Complete Poems [Sir Thomas Wyatt]. R. A. Rebholz, ed. (1978) Penguin Books.

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Is It Possible

Is it possible
That so high debate,
So sharp, so sore, and of such rate,
Should end so soon and was begun so late?
Is it possible?

Is it possible
So cruel intent,
So hasty heat and so soon spent,

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