Gateway to the Classics: Oxford Book of English Verse, Part 1 by Arthur Quiller-Couch
Oxford Book of English Verse, Part 1 by  Arthur Quiller-Couch

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!

— Sir Thomas Wyatt

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