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ys yt possyble

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 14r
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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 1 3 ys yt possyble
2 that{{th}+t+} so hye debate
3 so sharpe so sore & off suche rate
4 shuld end so sone & was begone so late
5 is it possyble1

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 6 ys yt possyble
7 so cruell intent
8 so hasty hete & so sone spent
9 ffrom love to hate & thens ffor to Rele [] nt
10 is it possyble

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 11 ys yt possyble
12 that{{th}+t+} eny may fynde
13 with{w+t+}in on hert so dyverse{v’} mynd
14 to change or torne as wether & wynd
15 is it possyble

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 1 16 is it possyble
17 to spye yt in an yIe
18 that{{th}+t+} tornys as oft as chance on dy
19 the trothe wheroff can eny try
20 is it possyble

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 1 21 it is possyble
22 ffor to torne so oft
23 to bryng that{{th}+t+} lowyste that{{th}+t+} wasse2 most Alofft
24 & to fall hyest yet to lyght sofft3
25 it is possyble4

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 26 All ys possyble
27 Who so lyst beleve
28 trust therfore fyrst & after preve5
29 as men wedd ladyes by lycence & leve
30 all ys possyble

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 fynys quod{q+d+} Wyatt s

Notes & Glosses

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 1. Note the regular alternation of the spellings of “ys yt” and “is it.”
2. Note the unusual spelling of “wasse.” It may be phonetic or musical.
3. This may be a contemporary allusion.
4. Note that the indentation gradually increases.
5. This wording and theme connects to “In faythe methynkes yt ys no Ryght” (22r).

Commentary

10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 Attributed to Sir Thomas Wyatt (Rebholz 1978, 181), this poem was entered by H2. This poem’s curious system of spelling, capitalization, spacing, and indentation supports a visual movement from oscillation (or vacillation) to stabilization and linearization, enforcing the poem’s thematic content. One example of this gradual movement occurs in the scribe’s uses of variant spellings: specifically, he alternates “ys yt” and “is it” and gradually indents the final lines.

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