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The hart & servys to yow profferd

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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 1 The hart & ser{{s}8}vys to yow pro{p3}fferd
2 with{w+t+} ryght good wyll full honestly
3 Refuce yt not syns yt ys offerd
4 but take yt to yow Ientylly

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 5 & tho yt be a small pre{p’}sent
6 yet good consyder gracyowsly
7 the thowght the mynd & the{{th}+e+} entent
8 of hym that{{th}+t+} lovys you faythfully

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 9 yt were a thyng of small effecte
10 to worke my wo not p [] yowsly thus cruelly
11 ffor w my good wyll to be abiecte
12 therfor accepte yt lovyngly

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 13 payn or travell to rune & or ryde
14 I vndertake yt plesawntly
15 byd ye me go & strayte I glyde
16 at yor commawndement humbly

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 17 payn or plesure now may yow plant
18 evyn whyche it plese yow stydfastly
19 do whyche yow lyst I shall not want
20 to be yorser{{s}8}vant secrettly

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 21 and syns so muche I do desyre
22 to be yor owne Assuryddly
23 ffor all my servys & my hyer
24 reward yorser{{s}8}vante lyberally

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Commentary

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 Attributed to Sir Thomas Wyatt (Rebholz 1978, 269), this poem was entered by H2. Typical of late medieval and Tudor courtly love poetry, this poem depicts a lover who professes his devotion to a lady.

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