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May not thys hate from the estarte

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 10v
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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 1 May not thys hate from the{{th}+e+} estarte
2 but fermly for to sytte
3 that{{th}+t+} vndeservyd cruell harte
4 when shall yt change not yet not yett

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 5 yowre changyng mynd & feynyd chere
6 with{w+t+} yowre love whyche was so knytte
7 how hyt hathe turnyd yt dothe apere
8 when shall yt change not yet not yet

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 9 Hathe changyng suche power for to Remove
10 & clene owte for to shytte
11 sso fervent heate & hasty love
12 when shall yt change not yet not yet

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 13 Syns I am leste What Remedy1
14 I marvell neuer{u’} a Whytte
15 I am not the fyrst per{p+}dy
16 nor shall not be the last not yet

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 17 Now syns yor wyll so waveryng
18 to hate hathe turnyd yor wytte
19 example as good as wrytyng
20 hyt wyll not be not yett

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 fynys quod{q+d+} anthony lee

Notes & Glosses

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 1. Anthony Browne’s (1522) motto was ‘What Remedy,’ connected to a joust, in which Boleyn played object of Henry VIII’s Ardent Desire, and Browne played the role of Remedy.

Commentary

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 Entered by H2, this poem is attributed to Anthony Lee, the husband of Sir Thomas Wyatt’s sister Margaret. As such, he may have had direct access to the Devonshire Manuscript. This poem depicts an unrelenting woman who causes pain to the lover. Just as he carefully inscribed the previous poem (see “Farewell all my wellfare” (9v)), H2 again pays close attention to this poem’s presentation. Specifically, there is a visual pattern made by the first letter of the first stanza and the first letter of the last stanza, which are large and elaborate majiscules. In addition, the variant spellings of “yet:” two final “t”s appear on the last line of stanzas 1 and 5, but the word appears as “yet” on stanzas 2, 3, and 4. This poem and the poem on the facing page, “Yff I had sufferd thys to yow vnware” (11r), may be imitative repetitions of each other.
Yff I had sufferd thys to yow vnware

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