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by Thomas Wyatt, Sir (1503 - 1542)

When first mine eyes
Language: English 
 When first mine eyes did view and mark
 Thy faire beauty to behold,
 And when mine ears listened to hark
 The pleasant words that thou me told,
 I would as then I had been free
 From ears to hear and eyes to see:
 And when in mind I did consent
 To follow this my fancy's will,
 And when my heart did first relent
 to taste such bait, my life to spill
 I would my heart had been as thine,
 Or else thy heart had been as mine.

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 88