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Wyatt, Thomas    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
262 poems available by this author


A DESCRIPTION OF SUCH A ONE AS HE WOULD LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: A face that should content me wondrous well
Last Line: And knit again the knot that should not slide.
Variant Title(s): Epigram;epigram: 29
Subject(s): Faces; Grief; Language; Sorrow; Sadness; Words; Vocabulary


A PROMISE    Poem Text    
First Line: Once as methought fortune me kissed
Last Line: And I content me with my hire.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 65;song: 11
Subject(s): Fortune


A PROTEST    Poem Text    
First Line: The horses bisect the field
Last Line: Cruel, unkind! I say farewell! Farewell!
Variant Title(s): Song: 4
Subject(s): Farewell; Heaven; Life; Love - Unrequited; Tears; Parting; Paradise


A RENOUNCING OF LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Farewell, love, and all thy laws for ever!
Last Line: Me lusteth no longer rotten boughs to climb.
Variant Title(s): "sonnet: 31;farewell To Love;""farwell, Love, And All Thy Lawes For Ever"";
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


AN EARNEST SUIT [TO HIS UNKIND MISTRESS NOT TO FORESAKE HIM]    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: And wilt thou leave me thus?
Last Line: Say nay! Say nay!
Variant Title(s): The Appeal; An Earnest Suit To His Unkind Mistress, Not To Forsake Him;say Nay!;the Lover's Appeal;an Appeal;song: 37
Subject(s): Love


BALLADE: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Resound my voice, ye woods, that hear me plain
Last Line: But, as reward, death for to be my meed?
Subject(s): Forests; Nature; Woods


BALLADE: 10    Poem Text    
First Line: My hope, alas, hath me abused
Last Line: And I remain all comfortless.
Subject(s): Fortune; Happiness; Hearts; Hope; Truth; Joy; Delight; Optimism


BALLADE: 11    Poem Text    
First Line: Though this the port and I thy servant true
Last Line: Forget me not, en vogant la galere.
Subject(s): Longing


BALLADE: 12    Poem Text    
First Line: Like as the bird in the cage enclosed
Last Line: By loss of life liberty, or life by prison?
Subject(s): Birdcages; Freedom; Liberty


BALLADE: 13    Poem Text    
First Line: The knot which first my heart did strain
Last Line: Hath last too long.
Subject(s): Longing


BALLADE: 15    Poem Text    
First Line: It was my choice, it was no chance
Last Line: And thereto trust.
Subject(s): Love


BALLADE: 17    Poem Text    
First Line: The joy so short, alas, the pain so near
Last Line: That undeserved, causeless to remain.
Subject(s): Fear; Grief; Happiness; Love; Pain; Sorrow; Sadness; Joy; Delight; Suffering; Misery


BALLADE: 18    Poem Text    
First Line: Lament my loss, my labor, and my pain
Last Line: And keep them free from all such pain and care.
Subject(s): Loss; Love; Pain; Suffering; Misery


BALLADE: 19    Poem Text    
First Line: And if an eye may save or slay
Last Line: Then fear not the eye to show the heart.
Subject(s): Betrayal; Eyes; Grief; Hearts; Sorrow; Sadness


BALLADE: 20    Poem Text    
First Line: To wet your eye withouten tear
Last Line: If I have the mock, ye shall have the loss.
Subject(s): Loss; Tears


BALLADE: 21    Poem Text    
First Line: To my mishap, alas, I find
Last Line: Thus am I warned.
Subject(s): Fortune; Happiness; Pain; Joy; Delight; Suffering; Misery


BALLADE: 22    Poem Text    
First Line: Since love is such that, as ye wot
Last Line: The power wherein I am possessed.
Subject(s): Fortune; Love; Youth


BALLADE: 23    Poem Text    
First Line: Lo, how I seek and sue to have
Last Line: In joy or pain for to endure.
Subject(s): Grief; Hearts; Pain; Sorrow; Sadness; Suffering; Misery


BALLADE: 24    Poem Text    
First Line: Pain of all pain, the most grievous pain
Last Line: Unto the soul from the body depart.
Subject(s): Goddesses & Gods; Love; Mythology; Pain; Soul; Suffering; Misery


BALLADE: 25    Poem Text    
First Line: Spite hath no power to make me sad
Last Line: It doth suffice she doth me wrong.
Subject(s): Love; Singing & Singers; Songs


BALLADE: 26    Poem Text    
First Line: Greeting to you both in hearty wise
Last Line: And hath him recommended to the cat and mouse.
Subject(s): Bodies; Fear; Hope; Love; Soul; Optimism


BALLADE: 27    Poem Text    
First Line: When that I call unto my mind
Last Line: I ask but right for my redress.
Subject(s): Faith; Hope; Wealth; Belief; Creed; Optimism; Riches; Fortunes


BALLADE: 28    Poem Text    
First Line: To make an end of all this strife
Last Line: This end to make.
Subject(s): Death; Fortune; Life; Pain; Dead, The; Suffering; Misery


BALLADE: 29    Poem Text    
First Line: Deem as ye list. Upon good cause
Last Line: Likewise to think it is not.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


BALLADE: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: The restful place, reviver of my smart
Last Line: Wherefore with tears, my bed, I thee forsake.
Subject(s): Bodies; Grief; Hearts; Labor & Laborers; Pain; Tears; Sorrow; Sadness; Work; Workers; Suffering; Misery


BALLADE: 30    Poem Text    
First Line: All ye that know of care and heaviness
Last Line: That it stunned their song thorough all the wood.
Subject(s): Eyes; Fate; Pain; Destiny; Suffering; Misery


BALLADE: 31    Poem Text    
First Line: Alas! My dear, the word thou spakest
Last Line: Alas, my dear.
Subject(s): Death; Hope; Life; Tears; Dead, The; Optimism


BALLADE: 32    Poem Text    
First Line: Being as none is, I do complain
Last Line: With 'pity' for 'patience' and 'conscience' for 'wrong'.
Subject(s): Death; Hope; Pain; Dead, The; Optimism; Suffering; Misery


BALLADE: 33    Poem Text    
First Line: Since that my language without eloquence
Last Line: And I mine own, that yours may not.
Subject(s): Friendship; Language; Words; Vocabulary


BALLADE: 34    Poem Text    
First Line: Had I wist that now I wot
Last Line: Rooted at the heart must needs continue.
Subject(s): Faith; Truth; Belief; Creed


BALLADE: 35    Poem Text    
First Line: Horrible of hue, hideous to behold
Last Line: My heart for sorrow yet feel I quake.
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Hearts; Sea; Tears; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Ocean


BALLADE: 36    Poem Text    
First Line: I know not where my heavy sighs to hide
Last Line: Whose death it is out of thy sight to be.
Subject(s): Death; Hearts; Pain; Sickness; Dead, The; Suffering; Misery; Illness


BALLADE: 37    Poem Text    
First Line: In mourning wise since daily I increase
Last Line: Pray for the souls of those be dead and gone.
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Mourning; Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty; Bereavement


BALLADE: 38    Poem Text    
First Line: My sweet, alas, forget me not
Last Line: Forget me not.
Subject(s): Life; Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


BALLADE: 39    Poem Text    
First Line: She that should most, perceiveth least
Last Line: Whether I came too hastily or too late.
Subject(s): Fear; Life


BALLADE: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: For want I will in woe I plain
Last Line: Which lacketh will to change his place.
Subject(s): Desire; Longing


BALLADE: 40    Poem Text    
First Line: Sith it is so that I am thus refused
Last Line: Sith thus doth reign this false new-fangledness.
Subject(s): Hearts; Truth


BALLADE: 41    Poem Text    
First Line: Though some do grudge to see me joy
Last Line: As I deserve, so let me have.
Subject(s): Happiness; Health; Life; Joy; Delight


BALLADE: 42    Poem Text    
First Line: Though of the sort there be that feign
Last Line: Then have I wrong.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love


BALLADE: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: Lover: it burneth yet, alas, my heart's desire
Last Line: Thus hearts be won by love, request, and moan.
Subject(s): Death; Desire; Grief; Hearts; Love; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


BALLADE: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: It may be good, like it who list
Last Line: For dread to fall I stand not fast.
Subject(s): Fear


BALLADE: 8    Poem Text    
First Line: In faith I wot not well what to say
Last Line: But spite of thy hap, hap hath well happed.
Subject(s): Faith; Fortune; Happiness; Smiles; Belief; Creed; Joy; Delight


BALLADE: 9    Poem Text    
First Line: Such hap as I am happed in
Last Line: Such hap as I.
Subject(s): Longing


CANZONE: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Patience, though I have not
Last Line: Is a painful patience.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 39
Subject(s): Fortune; Patience


CANZONE: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Patience for my device
Last Line: Is easy to fulfill.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 40
Subject(s): Patience


CANZONE: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: Since love will needs that I shall love
Last Line: To serve and suffer patiently.
Subject(s): Fortune; Grief; Hate; Hearts; Love; Pain; Sorrow; Sadness; Suffering; Misery


CANZONE: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: At last withdraw your cruelty
Last Line: Of double death can die.
Subject(s): Cruelty; Love - Complaints


CANZONE: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: Patience of all my smart
Last Line: I must take patience.
Subject(s): Patience


CANZONE: 8    Poem Text    
First Line: Will ye see what wonders love hath wrought?
Last Line: My life when it is gone.
Subject(s): Enemies; Hearts; Life; Love


COMPARISON OF LOVE TO A STREAM FALLING FROM THE ALPS    Poem Text    
First Line: From these high hills as when a spring doth fall
Last Line: The first estew is remedy alone.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 95;epigram: 10
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


CONSTANCY    Poem Text    
First Line: Perdy! I said it not
Last Line: Within my heart for ever.
Variant Title(s): Canzone: 4
Subject(s): Fidelity; Hearts; Life; Love; Pain; Faithfulness; Constancy; Suffering; Misery


EGERTON MANUSCRIPT: 102    Poem Text    
First Line: From thought to thought from hill to hill love doth me lead
Last Line: Clean contrary from restful life these common paths I tread.
Subject(s): Love; Thought; Thinking


EGERTON MANUSCRIPT: 104. JOPAS'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: When dido feasted first the wandering trojan knight
Last Line: For they have their two poles directly t'one to t'other . . .'
Subject(s): Goddesses & Gods; Mythology; Singing & Singers


EGERTON MANUSCRIPT: 94    Poem Text    
First Line: Although thou see the outrageous clime aloft
Last Line: For that in him they set their trust forever.
Variant Title(s): Psalm 37. Noli Emulari


EPIGRAM: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Alas, madam, for stealing of a kiss
Last Line: The next shall clean out of my breast it pluck.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 44
Subject(s): Hearts; Kisses; Life


EPIGRAM: 10    Poem Text    
First Line: Vulcan begat me. Minerva me taught
Last Line: And if I be thine enemy I may thy life end.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 103;description Of A Gun
Subject(s): Guns; Riddles


EPIGRAM: 12    Poem Text    
First Line: All in thy sight my life doth whole depend
Last Line: I with thy sight, thou also with my smart.
Subject(s): Death; Hearts; Life; Dead, The


EPIGRAM: 13    Poem Text    
First Line: For shamefast harm of great and hateful need
Last Line: Of that he found he shaped his neck a knot.
Subject(s): Despair; Life


EPIGRAM: 14    Poem Text    
First Line: Right true it is and said full yore ago
Last Line: That with the blaze his beard singeth.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 49;of The Feigned Friend
Subject(s): Enemies


EPIGRAM: 15    Poem Text    
First Line: Who hath heard of such cruelty before?
Last Line: She pricked hard and made herself to bleed.
Variant Title(s): Who Hath Heard
Subject(s): Cruelty; Hearts


EPIGRAM: 16    Poem Text    
First Line: What word is that that changeth not
Last Line: It is my health eke and my sore.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 50. Of His Love Called Anna
Subject(s): Boleyn, Anne (1507-1536); Love


EPIGRAM: 17    Poem Text    
First Line: Some time I fled the fire that me brent
Last Line: Mashed in the breers that erst was all to torn.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 59
Subject(s): Desire; Fire


EPIGRAM: 18. THE ENEMY OF LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: The enemy of life, decayer of all kind
Last Line: And drove the first dart deeper more and more.
Variant Title(s): The Enemy Of Life
Subject(s): Death; Enemies; Life; Love; Dead, The


EPIGRAM: 19    Poem Text    
First Line: Nature that gave the bee so feat a grace
Last Line: In change whereof I leave my heart behind.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 68
Subject(s): Hearts; Kisses; Lips; Nature


EPIGRAM: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: The wandering gadling in the summer tide
Last Line: To sting that heart that would have my place.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 46
Subject(s): Summer; Wandering & Wanderers


EPIGRAM: 20    Poem Text    
First Line: Desire, alas, my master and my foe
Last Line: Even now by hate again I doubt the same.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 75
Subject(s): Desire; Enemies; Hate


EPIGRAM: 21    Poem Text    
First Line: I lead a life unpleasant, nothing glad
Last Line: Plain or rejoice who feeleth weal or wrong.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 88
Subject(s): Life; Pain; Singing & Singers; Truth; Suffering; Misery


EPIGRAM: 23    Poem Text    
First Line: Of purpose love chose first for to be blind
Last Line: With such as see I serve and suffer woe.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 100
Subject(s): Love


EPIGRAM: 25    Poem Text    
First Line: A lady gave me a gift she had not
Last Line: For I am fast sworn I may not.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


EPIGRAM: 26    Poem Text    
First Line: Driven by desire I did this deed
Last Line: Doth hurt himself and please his foe.
Subject(s): Desire


EPIGRAM: 27. THE FRUIT    Poem Text    
First Line: The fruit of all the service that I serve
Last Line: Amids my help, and helpless doth remain.
Subject(s): Fruit; Hunger; Pain; Tantalus (Greek Mythology); Thirst; Suffering; Misery


EPIGRAM: 28    Poem Text    
First Line: Accused though I be without desert
Last Line: Except thou mind to put thy friend to pain.
Subject(s): Death; Friendship; Trust; Dead, The


EPIGRAM: 30    Poem Text    
First Line: Lucks, my fair falcon, and your fellows all
Last Line: Ye be my friends, and so be but few else.
Variant Title(s): Lux, My Fair Falcon;of Such As Had Forsaken Him;lucks, My Fair Falcon
Subject(s): Bells; Birds; Freedom; Liberty


EPIGRAM: 31    Poem Text    
First Line: Within my breast I never thought it gain
Last Line: That list to blow retreat to every train.
Subject(s): Freedom; Pain; Truth; Liberty; Suffering; Misery


EPIGRAM: 33    Poem Text    
First Line: In court to serve decked with fresh array
Last Line: In prison joys, fetter'd with chains of gold.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


EPIGRAM: 34    Poem Text    
First Line: Speak thou and speed, where will or power aught helpeth
Last Line: Of good and bad the triers are these twain.
Subject(s): Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


EPIGRAM: 35    Poem Text    
First Line: Patience, for I have [done] wrong
Last Line: Hereafter comes not yet.
Subject(s): Patience


EPIGRAM: 36    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou sleepest fast and I with woeful heart
Last Line: Thou dreamest still which way my life to waste.
Subject(s): Hearts; Life; Sleep


EPIGRAM: 37    Poem Text    
First Line: Plain ye, mine eyes. Accompany my heart
Last Line: His flamed heat shall sometime make ye warm.
Subject(s): Death; Hearts; Tears; Dead, The


EPIGRAM: 38    Poem Text    
First Line: What thing is that that I both have and lack
Last Line: For that that was ready is new to begin?
Subject(s): Loss


EPIGRAM: 39    Poem Text    
First Line: In wilful riches I have found poverty
Last Line: In a paradise I suffered all this pain.
Subject(s): Freedom; Happiness; Pain; Liberty; Joy; Delight; Suffering; Misery


EPIGRAM: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: She sat and sewed that hath done me the wrong
Last Line: To feel if pricking were so good indeed.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 54
Subject(s): Hearts; Singing & Singers


EPIGRAM: 40    Poem Text    
First Line: My love is like unto th'eternal fire
Last Line: By whom hell may be felt or death assail!
Subject(s): Death; Hell; Love; Pain; Dead, The; Suffering; Misery


EPIGRAM: 41    Poem Text    
First Line: Since so ye please to hear me plain
Last Line: And now I leave it to them that lust.
Subject(s): Cruelty; Hearts; Lust


EPIGRAM: 42    Poem Text    
First Line: O miserable sorrow withouten cure!
Last Line: As was my pleasure when she was present.
Subject(s): Grief; Hope; Voices; Sorrow; Sadness; Optimism


EPIGRAM: 43    Poem Text    
First Line: The loss is small to lose such one
Last Line: Though all such pique were wiped away.
Subject(s): Loss


EPIGRAM: 44    Poem Text    
First Line: Hate whom ye list for I care not
Last Line: But love whom ye list, for I care not.
Subject(s): Hate; Love


EPIGRAM: 45    Poem Text    
First Line: Dido am I, the founder first of carthage
Last Line: And now with lies my shame she doth report.
Subject(s): Carthage; Death; Fortune; Love; Dead, The


EPIGRAM: 46    Poem Text    
First Line: Venus, in sport, to please therewith her dear
Last Line: I, I for you am weapon fit and trim.'
Subject(s): Death; Goddesses & Gods; Mythology; Dead, The


EPIGRAM: 47    Poem Text    
First Line: I see my plaint with open ears
Last Line: Is that I see myself alive.
Subject(s): Eyes; Life; Tears


EPIGRAM: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: He is not dead that sometime hath a fall
Last Line: Doeth ryse again and greater wode doeth bind.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 60. From The City
Subject(s): Death; Fortune; Sun; Wind; Dead, The


EPIGRAM: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: The furious gun in his raging ire
Last Line: So inward force my heart doth all to-break.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 61
Subject(s): Passion


EPIGRAM: 8    Poem Text    
First Line: In doubtful breast whilst motherly pity
Last Line: To another must I make sepulture.'
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 80
Subject(s): Children; Death - Mothers; Childhood; Dead, The


EPIGRAM: 9    Poem Text    
First Line: Of carthage he, that worthy warrior
Last Line: At monzon thus I restless rest in spain.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 81
Subject(s): Carthage; Pain; Peace; Spain; War; Suffering; Misery


FAREWELL THE REIGN OF CRUELTY       


FAREWELL, UNKIST    Poem Text    
First Line: What should I say / since faith is dead
Last Line: Farewell, unkist!
Variant Title(s): A Revocation;song: 94
Subject(s): Love; Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


FORTUNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Marvel no more although
Last Line: To sing some pleasant song.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 52;song: 32
Subject(s): Fortune; Hearts; Life; Singing & Singers


HE RULETH NOT THROUGH HE RAIGNE OVER REALMES    Poem Text    
First Line: If thou wilt mighty be, flee from the rage
Last Line: Thy wretched life, ne do thy death profet.
Variant Title(s): Ballade: 6
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Life; Moon; Dead, The


HIS LADY'S HAND    Poem Text    
First Line: O goodly hand
Last Line: And rid it out of pain.
Variant Title(s): Song: 43
Subject(s): Absence; Hearts; Pain; Separation; Isolation; Suffering; Misery


HIS REWARD    Poem Text    
First Line: With serving still / this have I won
Last Line: To be undone!
Variant Title(s): Song: 90
Subject(s): Fortune; Pain; Suffering; Misery


HONESTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Throughout the world if it were sought
Last Line: That sweet accord is seldom seen.
Variant Title(s): Of Dissembling Words;throughout The World;epigram: 32
Subject(s): Honesty


IN ETERNUM    Poem Text    
First Line: In eternum I was once determed
Last Line: In eternum.
Variant Title(s): In Aeternum;song: 14
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


LIBERTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Tangled was I in love's snare
Last Line: For I am now at liberty.
Variant Title(s): A Lover Rejoiceth;song: 52
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


MAY TIME    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: You that in love find luck and abundance
Last Line: Rejoice! Let me dream of your felicity.
Variant Title(s): Sonnet: 33
Subject(s): Love; May (Month)


MY LUTE AND I    Poem Text    
First Line: At most mischief / I suffer grief
Last Line: To sigh and moan.
Variant Title(s): Song: 31
Subject(s): Grief; Lutes; Sorrow; Sadness


NO, INDEED!    Poem Text    
First Line: What no, perdy, ye may be sure!
Last Line: What no, perdy!
Variant Title(s): Rondeau;rondeau: 8


OF THE MEAN AND SURE ESTATE    Poem Text    
First Line: My mother's maids, when they do sew and spin
Last Line: To fret inward for losing such a loss.
Variant Title(s): Satire: 2. To John Poynz (2);satire: 2
Subject(s): Poynz, John (D. 1544)


ON HIS RETURN FROM SPAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Tagus farewell! That westward with thy streams
Last Line: Of mighty love the wings for this me give.
Variant Title(s): In Spain;of His Returne From Spaine;epigram: 22
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


PENITENTIAL PSALM    Poem Text    
First Line: Love to give law unto his subject hearts
Last Line: With tender heart, lo, thus to god he sings:
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


PENITENTIAL PSALM: 102. DOMINE EXAUDI    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry pass
Last Line: When he his song again thus did begin.


PENITENTIAL PSALM: 130. DE PROFUNDIS    Poem Text    
First Line: From depth of sin, and from a deep despair
Last Line: And thus begins the suit of his pretense.
Variant Title(s): Paraphrase Of The Bible
Subject(s): Penance


PENITENTIAL PSALM: 143. DOMINE EXAUDI    Poem Text    
First Line: Hear my prayer, o lord, hear my request
Last Line: For thine am I, thy servant aye most bound.
Subject(s): God


PENITENTIAL PSALM: 32. NEATE QUORUM REMISSA SUNT    Poem Text    
First Line: O happy are they that have forgiveness got
Last Line: Which to the lord with sober voice did say:


PENITENTIAL PSALM: 38. DOMINE NE IN FURORE    Poem Text    
First Line: O lord, as I thee have both prayed and pray
Last Line: This song that I not whether he cries or sings.


PENITENTIAL PSALM: 51. MISERERE MEI, DOMINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Rue on me, lord, for thy goodness and grace
Last Line: And thus beginneth his song therewithal.


PENITENTIAL PSALM: 6. DOMINE NE IN FURORE    Poem Text    
First Line: O lord, since in my mouth thy mighty name
Last Line: With strained voice again thus crieth he.


PLEASURE MIXED WITH PAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Venomous thorns that are so sharp and keen
Last Line: Since every woe is joined with some wealth.
Variant Title(s): Epigram: 7
Subject(s): Flowers; Health


PROCESS OF TIME WORKETH SUCH WONDER       


RESIGNATION    Poem Text    
First Line: In faith methinks it is not right
Last Line: Since women use so much to feign.


RONDEAU: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Behold, love, thy power how she despiseth
Last Line: Behold, love.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 1
Subject(s): Love


RONDEAU: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: If it be so that I forsake thee
Last Line: If it be so.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 18


RONDEAU: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Go, burning sighs, unto the frozen heart
Last Line: Go, burning sighs.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 20;the Lover Sendeth Sighs To Move His Suit
Subject(s): Longing


RONDEAU: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: What vaileth truth or by it to take pain
Last Line: What vaileth truth?
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 2
Subject(s): Deception; Truth


RONDEAU: 5    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Help me to seek for I lost it there
Last Line: Help me to seek.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 17
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


RONDEAU: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou hast no faith of him that hath none
Last Line: Thou hast no faith.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 19
Subject(s): Faith; Belief; Creed


RONDEAU: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye old mule that think yourself so fair
Last Line: Ye old mule.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 35


RONDEAU: 9    Poem Text    
First Line: For to love her for her looks lovely
Last Line: For to love her.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 15
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


SATIRE: 1. TO JOHN POYNZ (POINS)    Poem Text    
First Line: Mine own john poynz, since ye delight to know
Last Line: Thou shalt be judge how I do spend my time.
Variant Title(s): Translation Of Luigi Alamanni's 10th Satire;of The Courtier's Life
Subject(s): Poynz, John (D. 1544)


SATIRE: 3. TO SIR FRANCIS BRIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: A spending hand that always poureth out
Last Line: And coin to keep as water in a sieve.
Subject(s): Bryan, Sir Francis (D. 1550)


SONG: 10    Poem Text    
First Line: To wish and want and not obtain
Last Line: What may it avail me?
Subject(s): Despair; Fortune; Grief; Pain; Sorrow; Sadness; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 100    Poem Text    
First Line: I might by no means surmise
Last Line: Or else I am but slain.
Subject(s): Desire; Fantasy; God; Hearts; Love


SONG: 101    Poem Text    
First Line: Now must I learn to feign
Last Line: Seeing she will not so.
Subject(s): Absence; Death; Hearts; Life; Pain; Tears; Truth; Separation; Isolation; Dead, The; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 102    Poem Text    
First Line: Farewell, all my welfare
Last Line: Of my great grief the great excess.
Subject(s): Faith; Farewell; Love; Pain; Seduction; Truth; Belief; Creed; Parting; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 103    Poem Text    
First Line: Now must I learn to live at rest
Last Line: That I have lak'd so long.
Subject(s): Faith; Life; Love; Women; Belief; Creed


SONG: 104    Poem Text    
First Line: Longer to muse / on this refuse
Last Line: And perdy to forget.
Subject(s): Cruelty; Fortune; Hearts; Love


SONG: 105    Poem Text    
First Line: Now all of change / must be my song
Last Line: To quit the craft that me beguiled.
Subject(s): Faith; Grief; Pain; Singing & Singers; Time; Belief; Creed; Sorrow; Sadness; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 106    Poem Text    
First Line: Alone musing / remember
Last Line: From her never to depart?
Subject(s): Grief; Hearts; Life; Pity; Sorrow; Sadness


SONG: 107    Poem Text    
First Line: Absence, alas / causeth me pass
Last Line: In this dolour.
Subject(s): Absence; Death; Love; Trust; Separation; Isolation; Dead, The


SONG: 108    Poem Text    
First Line: Comfort at hand! Pluck up thy heart
Last Line: Pluck up thy heart.'
Subject(s): Comfort; Hearts


SONG: 109    Poem Text    
First Line: Disdain not, madam, on him to look
Last Line: To keep the best and leave the bad.
Subject(s): Love; Time


SONG: 110    Poem Text    
First Line: I must go walk the woods so wild
Last Line: And all for your love, my dear.
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Forests; Life; Love; Nature; Trust; Woods


SONG: 111    Poem Text    
First Line: Love doth again
Last Line: She shall my heart obtain.
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Love; Pain; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 112    Poem Text    
First Line: Might I as well within my song belay
Last Line: Causeless because that I have suffered smart.
Subject(s): Cruelty; Hearts; Pain; Tears; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 113    Poem Text    
First Line: Fortune, what aileth thee
Last Line: And me heartily my whole desire.
Subject(s): Fortune; Hearts; Love; Mythology - Classical; Venus (Goddess)


SONG: 114    Poem Text    
First Line: What would ye more of me, your slave, require
Last Line: That without cause causeless thus suffer'th smart.
Subject(s): Cruelty; Death; Farewell; Hearts; Love - Complaints; Dead, The; Parting


SONG: 13    Poem Text    
First Line: I have sought long with steadfastness
Last Line: But as who sayeth, I reck not how.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 69
Subject(s): Cruelty; Hearts; Love


SONG: 15    Poem Text    
First Line: Comfort thyself, my woful heart
Last Line: Sigh there thy last, and therewith break.
Subject(s): Longing


SONG: 16    Poem Text    
First Line: To cause accord or to agree
Last Line: That are impossible.
Subject(s): Death; Life; Love; Pain; Dead, The; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 17    Poem Text    
First Line: After great storms the calm returns
Last Line: And me also the most happy.
Subject(s): Fortune; Hearts; Hope; Pain; Storms; Optimism; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 18    Poem Text    
First Line: The answer that ye made to me, my dear
Last Line: Wherewith free will doth true desert retain.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 90
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


SONG: 19    Poem Text    
First Line: Prove whether I do change, my dear
Last Line: And if ye find . . .
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 96
Subject(s): Change


SONG: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Where shall I have at mine own will
Last Line: For I am gone for evermore.
Subject(s): Death; Fortune; Life; Singing & Singers; Tears; Dead, The; Songs


SONG: 20    Poem Text    
First Line: What rage is this? What furor of what kind?
Last Line: May threat thy cruel heart.
Subject(s): Love


SONG: 21    Poem Text    
First Line: Take heed betime lest ye be spied
Last Line: Therefore take heed!
Subject(s): Eyes; Fools; Love; Idiots


SONG: 22    Poem Text    
First Line: Alas, poor man, what hap have I
Last Line: To love above my poor degree.
Subject(s): Desire; Fate; Hearts; Love; Pain; Destiny; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 23    Poem Text    
First Line: So unwarely was never no man caught
Last Line: This restless life I may not lead.
Subject(s): Desire; Grief; Hearts; Life; Sorrow; Sadness


SONG: 24    Poem Text    
First Line: Since you will needs that I shall sing
Last Line: Within my heart.
Subject(s): Faces; Grief; Singing & Singers; Tears; Sorrow; Sadness; Songs


SONG: 25    Poem Text    
First Line: Live thou gladly if so thou may
Last Line: Vain is all trust of man's refuge.
Subject(s): Despair; Virtue


SONG: 26    Poem Text    
First Line: Who list his wealth and ease retain
Last Line: For sure, circa regna tonat.
Variant Title(s): "who List His Wealth And Ease Retain';innocentia; Veritas Viat Fides;
Subject(s): Desire; God; Hearts; Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


SONG: 27    Poem Text    
First Line: Disdain me not without desert
Last Line: Disdain me not.
Variant Title(s): A Lover's Prayer
Subject(s): Love


SONG: 28    Poem Text    
First Line: Sufficed not, madam, that you did tear
Last Line: Feel as I do. This shalt thou gain thereby.
Subject(s): Longing


SONG: 29    Poem Text    
First Line: I see that chance hath chosen me
Last Line: And other have that I deserve.
Subject(s): Fortune; Hearts; Love; Pain; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Like as the swan towards her death
Last Line: "to cry: ""I died and you regard it not."
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 70
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


SONG: 30    Poem Text    
First Line: If fancy would favor
Last Line: To love me best of all.
Subject(s): Love


SONG: 34    Poem Text    
First Line: Since ye delight to know
Last Line: For to repent your cruelness.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 72
Subject(s): Cruelty; Hearts; Life; Pain; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 35    Poem Text    
First Line: Lo, what it is to love!
Last Line: Who now doth slander love, &c.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 87
Subject(s): Grief; Life; Love; Sorrow; Sadness


SONG: 36. THE BALLAD OF WILL    Poem Text    
First Line: I will and yet I may not
Last Line: Will willing is but vain.
Subject(s): Love


SONG: 38    Poem Text    
First Line: Me list no more to sing
Last Line: I wott what I doo meane.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


SONG: 39    Poem Text    
First Line: Your looks so often cast
Last Line: To stop a thing so clear.
Subject(s): Eyes; Hearts; Love


SONG: 40    Poem Text    
First Line: Pass forth, my wonted cries
Last Line: Which is a just reward.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Pity


SONG: 41    Poem Text    
First Line: Mistrustful minds be moved
Last Line: Thereof god send them part.
Subject(s): God; Truth


SONG: 42    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, robin, / jolly robin
Last Line: And let them warm with thee.'
Subject(s): Happiness; Love; Robins; Women; Joy; Delight


SONG: 44    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: There was never nothing more me pained
Last Line: Alas the while!
Subject(s): Love; Pain; Tears; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 45    Poem Text    
First Line: What death is worse than this?
Last Line: A deadly life in woe?
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 63
Subject(s): Despair


SONG: 46    Poem Text    
First Line: All heavy minds / do seek to ease their charge
Last Line: Is clean in vain.
Subject(s): Desire; Grief; Hearts; Pain; Sorrow; Sadness; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 49    Poem Text    
First Line: If with complaint the pain might be expressed
Last Line: Since if ye list ye may my woe restrain?
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Pain; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: To seek each where where man doth live
Last Line: Dare I well give, I say, my heart to year.
Subject(s): France; Hearts; Jewelry & Jewelers; Sea; Singing & Singers; Ocean


SONG: 50    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye know my heart, my lady dear
Last Line: Unto your own that loveth you so?
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 41
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


SONG: 51    Poem Text    
First Line: If ever man might him avant [advance]
Last Line: And bear it as I can.
Subject(s): Fortune


SONG: 53    Poem Text    
First Line: Alas, the grief and deadly woful smart
Last Line: To whomsoever lust for to proffer most.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


SONG: 54    Poem Text    
First Line: But sithens you it assay to kill
Last Line: Slain have I by unfaithfulness!'
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 6
Subject(s): Cruelty; Hearts


SONG: 55    Poem Text    
First Line: Like as the wind with raging blast
Last Line: Of evil sown seed such is the fruit.
Variant Title(s): Of Love
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire; Grief; Life; Wind; Sorrow; Sadness


SONG: 56    Poem Text    
First Line: Heart oppressed with desperate thought
Last Line: Since cruel will doth me so use.
Subject(s): Cruelty; Despair; Hearts; Love - Complaints; Singing & Singers


SONG: 57    Poem Text    
First Line: My pen, take pain a little space
Last Line: My pen, I prithee write no more.
Variant Title(s): To His Pen
Subject(s): Love - Complaints; Pens & Pencils; Writing & Writers


SONG: 58    Poem Text    
First Line: I love, loved, and so doth she
Last Line: To love so well and leave in smart.
Subject(s): Grief; Love; Pain; Singing & Singers; Sorrow; Sadness; Suffering; Misery; Songs


SONG: 59    Poem Text    
First Line: Suffering in sorrow, in hope to attain
Last Line: Content to serve and suffer still I must.
Subject(s): Grief; Hope; Love; Pain; Sorrow; Sadness; Optimism; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: Most wretched heart, most miserable
Last Line: Since unhap cannot kill me so.
Subject(s): Fear; Hearts; Hope; Quarrels; Truth; Optimism; Arguments; Disagreements


SONG: 60    Poem Text    
First Line: The heart and service to you proffered
Last Line: Reward your servant liberally.
Subject(s): Hearts; Honesty; Love; Pain; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 61    Poem Text    
First Line: As power and wit will me assist
Last Line: Even as ye list.
Subject(s): Happiness; Hearts; Life; Love; Truth; Joy; Delight


SONG: 62    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometime I sigh, sometime I sing
Last Line: And never to change you for no new.
Subject(s): Grief; Happiness; Hearts; Love; Singing & Singers; Sorrow; Sadness; Joy; Delight; Songs


SONG: 63    Poem Text    
First Line: Thy promise was to love me best
Last Line: I promise thee, I promise thee.
Subject(s): Faith; Hearts; Love; Belief; Creed


SONG: 64    Poem Text    
First Line: I see the change from that that was
Last Line: I see the change.
Variant Title(s): Psalm
Subject(s): Change; Faith; Patience; Belief; Creed


SONG: 66    Poem Text    
First Line: Give place all ye that doth rejoice
Last Line: Praise it who list, I like it not.
Subject(s): Cruelty; Faith; Hearts; Love; Voices; Belief; Creed


SONG: 67    Poem Text    
First Line: Grudge on who list, this is my lot
Last Line: No thing to want if it were not.
Subject(s): Eyes; Faith; Hearts; Love; Belief; Creed


SONG: 68    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, my heart, ah, what aileth thee
Last Line: Ah! My heart, ah! What aileth thee?
Variant Title(s): To His Heart
Subject(s): Freedom; Grief; Hearts; Love; Liberty; Sorrow; Sadness


SONG: 69    Poem Text    
First Line: Absence absenting causeth me to complain
Last Line: Now welcome, death. I am ready to die.
Subject(s): Absence; Longing; Separation; Isolation


SONG: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: What meaneth this? When I lie alone?
Last Line: What meaneth this?
Subject(s): Sleep


SONG: 71    Poem Text    
First Line: Alas, dear heart, what hap had I
Last Line: If that I be not loved again.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Pain; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 72    Poem Text    
First Line: Alas, fortune, what aileth thee
Last Line: That thou wilt change.
Subject(s): Fortune; Hope; Pain; Optimism; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 73    Poem Text    
First Line: Complaining, alas, without redress
Last Line: Where now for pain I die, I die.
Subject(s): Death; Hearts; Lament; Love; Pain; Dead, The; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 74    Poem Text    
First Line: Duress of pains and grievous smart
Last Line: Heart, sigh no more, I pray thee, break.
Subject(s): Death; Happiness; Hearts; Life; Pain; Tears; Dead, The; Joy; Delight; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 75    Poem Text    
First Line: Desire to sorrow doth me constrain
Last Line: By patience.
Subject(s): Desire; Grief; Hearts; Hope; Sorrow; Sadness; Optimism


SONG: 76    Poem Text    
First Line: Defamed guiltiness by silence unkept
Last Line: From doing amiss, will I live again.
Subject(s): Betrayal; Forgiveness; Guilt; Trust; Clemency


SONG: 77. THE ANSWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Even when you lust, ye may refrain
Last Line: I am not ruled by fantasy.
Subject(s): Fantasy; Grief; Love; Lust; Sorrow; Sadness


SONG: 78    Poem Text    
First Line: I am ready and ever will be
Last Line: Although I have not.
Subject(s): Hearts; Honesty; Love


SONG: 79    Poem Text    
First Line: If I might have at mine own will
Last Line: That force perforce I do sustain.
Subject(s): Hearts; Heaven; Life; Pain; Tears; Paradise; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 8    Poem Text    
First Line: When first mine eyes did view and mark
Last Line: Or else thy heart had been as mine.
Subject(s): Eyes; Hearts; Life


SONG: 80    Poem Text    
First Line: Mourning my heart doth sore oppress
Last Line: Alas, and cannot be loved again.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Mourning; Pain; Bereavement; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 81    Poem Text    
First Line: O, what undeserved cruelty
Last Line: Till my careful life may turn contrary.
Subject(s): Cruelty; Fortune; Grief; Happiness; Life; Sorrow; Sadness; Joy; Delight


SONG: 82    Poem Text    
First Line: Once in your grace I know I was
Last Line: That once I was.
Variant Title(s): Ons In Your Grace I Knowe I Was
Subject(s): Death; Fortune; Happiness; Hearts; Dead, The; Joy; Delight


SONG: 83    Poem Text    
First Line: O, cruel heart, where is thy faith?
Last Line: Farewell my love and all my woe.
Subject(s): Cruelty; Faith; Hearts; Love; Tears; Time; Belief; Creed


SONG: 84    Poem Text    
First Line: Quondam was I in my lady's grace
Last Line: Sure quondam was I.
Subject(s): Women


SONG: 85    Poem Text    
First Line: Spite of their spite which they in vain
Last Line: My fancy is too hard to turn.
Subject(s): Fantasy; Fear; Pain; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 86    Poem Text    
First Line: Driven by desire to set affection
Last Line: And not covet that thing that will not be?
Subject(s): Desire; Fantasy; Love; Pain; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 87    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall she never out of my mind
Last Line: To see her loving gentleness.
Subject(s): Hearts; Kisses; Letters; Pain; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 88    Poem Text    
First Line: To whom should I sue to ease my pain?
Last Line: And here an end, and here an end.
Subject(s): Fear; Love; Pain; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 89    Poem Text    
First Line: Longer to trow ye
Last Line: Where I could not so.
Subject(s): Faith; Love; Belief; Creed


SONG: 9    Poem Text    
First Line: Though I cannot your cruelty constrain
Last Line: Rejoice not at my pain.
Subject(s): Cruelty; Hearts; Love; Pain; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 91    Poem Text    
First Line: Who would have ever thought
Last Line: To draw better the next.
Subject(s): Hearts; Life; Pain; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 93    Poem Text    
First Line: Full well it may be seen
Last Line: That thinks it worth the pain.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


SONG: 95    Poem Text    
First Line: Fortune doth frown
Last Line: By destiny.
Subject(s): Fate; Fortune; Destiny


SONG: 96    Poem Text    
First Line: I have been a lover
Last Line: Though ye misjudge these last.
Subject(s): Disease; Hearts; Love; Pain; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 97    Poem Text    
First Line: Madam, I you require
Last Line: Ye get not that ye lack.
Subject(s): Language; Truth; Women; Words; Vocabulary


SONG: 98    Poem Text    
First Line: Sith I myself displease thee
Last Line: It were a wilful rage.
Subject(s): Freedom; Love; Pain; Singing & Singers; Liberty; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 99    Poem Text    
First Line: Love whom ye list and spare not
Last Line: For I am indifferent.
Subject(s): Hate; Love


SONNET: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Caesar, when that the traitor of egypt
Last Line: To cloak my care, but under sport and play.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 3
Subject(s): Deception; Laughter


SONNET: 12    Poem Text    
First Line: Was I never yet of your love grieved
Last Line: And ye yourself the cause thereof hath been.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 9
Subject(s): Longing


SONNET: 13    Poem Text    
First Line: If amour's faith, an heart unfeigned
Last Line: Yours is the fault and mine the great annoy.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 12
Subject(s): Love


SONNET: 14    Poem Text    
First Line: My heart I gave thee, not to do it pain
Last Line: Ploweth in water and soweth in the sand.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 14
Subject(s): Desire; Farewell; Hearts; Parting


SONNET: 15    Poem Text    
First Line: Some fowls there be that have so perfect sight
Last Line: Yet do I know I run into the glede.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 24
Subject(s): Eyes; Faces


SONNET: 18    Poem Text    
First Line: Though I myself be bridled of my mind
Last Line: Whereby his absence turneth him to sorrow.'
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 27
Subject(s): Grief; Honor; Love; Time; Truth; Sorrow; Sadness


SONNET: 20    Poem Text    
First Line: Avising the bright beams of these fair eyes
Last Line: Of such a root cometh fruit fruitless.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 29
Subject(s): Eyes; Hearts; Love


SONNET: 22    Poem Text    
First Line: Love and fortune and my mind, remember
Last Line: And all my thoughts are dashed into dust.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 31
Subject(s): Fortune; Hearts; Love; Trust


SONNET: 23    Poem Text    
First Line: How oft have I, my dere and cruell foo
Last Line: And yours the losse and myn the dedly pain.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 32


SONNET: 25    Poem Text    
First Line: The lively sparks that issue from those eyes
Last Line: "of deadly ""nay"" hear I the fearful thunder."
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 47
Subject(s): Eyes; Hearts; Pain; Suffering; Misery


SONNET: 28    Poem Text    
First Line: If waker care, if sudden pale color
Last Line: Without whose help scant do I live a day.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 97
Subject(s): Fear; Happiness; Hearts; Love; Joy; Delight


SONNET: 30    Poem Text    
First Line: Each man me telleth I change most my devise
Last Line: But always one your own both firm and stable.
Subject(s): Fidelity; Faithfulness; Constancy


SONNET: 32    Poem Text    
First Line: There was never file half so well filed
Last Line: And the reward little trust forever.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 16
Subject(s): Time; Youth


SONNET: 34    Poem Text    
First Line: The flaming sighs that boil within my breast
Last Line: To have the like of this my painful stroke.
Subject(s): Fortune; Hearts


SONNET: 35    Poem Text    
First Line: To rail or jest ye know I use it not
Last Line: Too long delays and changing at the last.


SONNET: 36    Poem Text    
First Line: My love took scorn my service to retain
Last Line: So is there time such madness to assuage.


SONNET: 37    Poem Text    
First Line: Such is the course that nature's kind hath wrought
Last Line: For that they hate, are made most miserable.
Subject(s): Hate; Nature; Singing & Singers


SONNET: 39    Poem Text    
First Line: I abide and abide and better abide
Last Line: "than to say ""abide' and yet not obtain."
Subject(s): Love


SONNET: 40    Poem Text    
First Line: Against the rock I climb, both high and hard
Last Line: For dread to fall, my hand, now hold thee fast.
Subject(s): Climbing; Courage; Valor; Bravery


SONNET: 41    Poem Text    
First Line: By bolstered words I am borne in hand
Last Line: Is my 'no fears' of your 'no faith'.
Subject(s): Faith; Fear; Language; Belief; Creed; Words; Vocabulary


SONNET: 42    Poem Text    
First Line: Driving to desire, adread also to dare
Last Line: Though double in deeds, a inward perfect man.
Subject(s): Desire; Faith; Fear; Hope; Belief; Creed; Optimism


STEADFASTNESS; THE LOVER BESEECHETH HIS MISTRESS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Forget not yet the tried intent
Last Line: Forget not this.
Variant Title(s): A Supplication;song: 65
Subject(s): Fidelity; Love; Love - Loss Of; Faithfulness; Constancy


THE COMPLAINT OF A DESERTED LOVER    Poem Text    
First Line: How should I / be so pleasant


THE DECEIVED LOVER SUETH ONLY FOR LIBERTY    Poem Text    
First Line: If chance assigned / were to my mind
Last Line: My death, or life with liberty.
Variant Title(s): Song: 33
Subject(s): Cruelty; Death; Fate; Freedom; Life; Dead, The; Destiny; Liberty


THE DESERTED LOVER CONSOLETH HIMSELF ...    Poem Text    
First Line: Divers doth use, as I have heard and know
Last Line: That often change doth please a woman's mind.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


THE HIND    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Whoso list to hunt, I know where is an hind
Last Line: And wild for to hold, though I seem tame.
Variant Title(s): "sonnets To Laura In Life: 157 (From Petrarch);rime 190 (Imitated From Petrarch);sonnet: 11;hands Off!;""who So List To Hounte I Know Where Is An Hynde"";
Subject(s): Boleyn, Anne (1507-1536); Deer; Hunting; Love; Hunters


THE LOVER HAVING DREAMED OF ENJOYING HIS LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Unstable dream, according to the place
Last Line: Such mocks of dreams they turn to deadly pain.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 79;sonnet: 27
Subject(s): Bodies; Death; Dreams; Pain; Dead, The; Nightmares; Suffering; Misery


THE LOVER SHOWETH HE IS FORSAKEN ... (VARIANT VERSION)    Poem Text    
First Line: They flee from me, that sometime did me seek
Last Line: How like you this, what hath she now deserved?


THE LOVER SHOWETH HOW HE IS FORSAKEN    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: They flee from me that sometime did me seek
Last Line: I would fain know what she hath deserved.
Variant Title(s): Remembrance;vixi Puellis Nuper Idoneus;they Flee From Me;ballade: 2;the Lover Showeth How He Is Abandoned Of Such As He Onetime Enjoyed
Subject(s): Despair; Dreams; Falcons; Love; Love - Loss Of; Nightmares


THE LUTE OBEYS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Blame not my lute! For he must sound
Last Line: Blame not my lute!
Variant Title(s): Ballade: 16
Subject(s): Lutes


THE RE-CURED LOVER EXULTETH IN HIS FREEDOM    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: I am as I am, and so will I be
Last Line: That I am as I am and so will I be.
Variant Title(s): Song: 70
Subject(s): God; Life; Self


THE WAVERING LOVER WILLETH AND DREADETH, TO MOVE HIS DESIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Such vain thought as wonted to mislead me
Last Line: But such it is I not how to begin.
Variant Title(s): Sonnet: 26
Subject(s): Fear; Freedom; Hearts; Hope; Liberty; Optimism


TO A LADY TO ANSWER DIRECTLY WITH YEA OR NAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Madam, withouten many words
Last Line: And I mine own, and yours no more.
Variant Title(s): Yea Or Nay;to His Lady;madam, Withouten Many Words;song: 1
Subject(s): Courtship; Love


TO HIS LUTE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: My lute, awake! Perform the last / labor that thou and I shall waste
Last Line: My lute, be still, for I have done.
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 66;the Lover Complaineth The Unkindness Of His Love;song: 12
Subject(s): Love - Complaints; Lutes


TREIZAINE    Poem Text    
First Line: If in the world there be more woe
Last Line: My poor true heart, all comfortless.
Variant Title(s): Song: 47
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


VARIUM ET MUTABILE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Is it possible / that so high debate
Last Line: All is possible.
Variant Title(s): Ys Yt Possyble;song: 48
Subject(s): Mutability


WYATT BEING IN PRISON, TO BRIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Sighs are my food, drink are my tears
Last Line: But yet, alas, the scar shall still remain.
Variant Title(s): Sighs Are My Food;epigram: 24
Subject(s): Bryan, Sir Francis (D. 1550); Prisons & Prisoners; Convicts