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Lyk as the swanne towardis her dethe

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 73r

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 f. [73r]

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 and thys

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 1    Lyk as the swanne towardis her dethe
2    doth straine her voyse with{w+t+} dolefull note
3    Right so sing I with{w+t+} waste of brethe
4    I Dye I dye and you regarde yt note /

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 5    I shall inforce my faynting brethe
6    that all that heris this delye note
7    shall kno that you dothe cause my deth
8    I Dye I dye &c /

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 9    yor vnkindnes hath swarne my dethe
10    and chaunged hathe my plesaunte note
11    to paynefull sighis that{{th}+t+} stoppis my brethe
12    I dye I dye /

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 13    consumythe my lif faileth my brethe
14    yor fawte is forger of this note
15    melting in tearis a cruell dethe
16    I Dye

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 17    my faith with{w+t+} me after{t’} my dethe
18    byrred shalbe / and to this note
19    I do bequeth my verye brethe
20    I dy to crye I dyede & you regarde yt note

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 fs s

Commentary

10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 Attributed to Sir Thomas Wyatt (Rebholz 1978, 134), this poem was entered by H8. This poem is also one of the seventeen entries where Margaret Douglas marks “and thys” (see the Commentaryon “At last withdrawe yowre cruellte” (04r-04v)). Douglas’ annotation “and thys” appears in the left margin and may refer to the entire page (five lyrics). H8 only brackets the last stanza. The refrain also becomes more abbreviated over the course of the poem.

Textual Notes

Texts Collated

11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 DBla10, LEge18

Collation

12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0 1 Lyk] Lk DBla10 Lyke LEge18
2 doth] d DBla10 doeth LEge18
3 Right] ryght DBla10 right LEge18
4 Dye] dy DBla10 LEge18
5 inforce] infforce DBla10 enforce LEge18
6 heris] hir DBla10
7 kno] cause>know DBla10 knowe LEge18
8 Dye] dy DBla10 LEge18
9 yor] your DBla10 LEge18
10 chaunged] chaungyd DBla10
11 paynefull] paynful DBla10 paynfull LEge18
12 dye] dy DBla10 LEge18
13 consumythe] Consumyth DBla10 Consumeth LEge18
14 yor] your DBla10 LEge18
15 melting in tearis a cruell dethe] I do bthe my wery brethemelting in tearis a crewell dethe DBla10 melting in LEge18
16 Dye] dy I dy and you regard yt not DBla10 dy I dy LEge18
17 my] My DBla10 LEge18
18 byrred] beryd DBla10 bured LEge18
19 bequeth my] bequeth DBla10
20 I dy] LEge18

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