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    Sir Thomas Wyatt - What Should I Say - Basil Bunting


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    Basil Bunting reads Sir Thomas Wyatt's What Should I Say

    What Should I Say
    by Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542)

    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!

    Though for to take
    It is not my mind,
    But to forsake
    I am not blind
    And as I find,
    So will I trust:
    Farewell, unjust!

    Can ye say nay?
    But you said
    That I alway
    Should be obeyed?
    And thus betrayed
    Or that I wist —
    Farewell, unkissed.