O cruell causer of vndeserrved chaynge

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 02v

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 f. [2v]

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 O
1 O cruell causer of vndeserrved chaynge
2 by great desire vnconstanntlye to rain {range}
3 ys thes yowr way for proife of stedfastenes
4 perde I knowe the thying was not so strange
5 by former profe to moche my fayth fullnes
6 what nedethe then suche colouredd doublenes

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 7 I haue wailed thus weping in nyghtly pain
8 in sobbis and sighes alas and all in vain
9 in inward plaintte ande harts wofull tormentte
10 and yet alas loo crueltye and disdain
11 haue sett at nowght a faithfull true ententte
12 and price hathe priuelege troughe to presentt

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 13 But thoughe I serve and to my dethe still morn
14 and pece meale in peaces {es} thowghe I be terne
15 and thoughe I dye yelding my weried goost
16 shall neuer thing againe make me reeterne
17 I quite thenterprice {the enterprise} of that that I have lost
18 To whome soever liste for to proffer moost


6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 This excerpt from Sir Thomas Wyatt’s poem “Alas the greffe and dedly wofull smert” was entered by H1 (Rebholz 1978, 263). The ode references aspects of the medieval courtly love ethos; while this excerpt omits the first two stanzas, which reference Chaucer’s The Knight’s Tale, the latter three stanzas (copied here) recount the lover’s pain at the loss of a lady’s affections. Similar to Chaucer’s Palamon and Arcite, who waste away as they pine for the lady Emily, the poet recites his anguish at the lady’s change of heart and thus decides to “quite thenterprice” (17) in order to reclaim himself. Thomas Howard inserts “that I have lost” as an emendation of the poem (Siemens et al., 2009, n.p.).

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7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 LEge01, DBla14


8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 0.5 ] Alas the greeffe , and dedly wofull smart: LEge01
1 cruell] crewell DBla14 causer] causere DBla14 vndeserrved] vndeseruyd DBla14 vndeserued LEge01 chaynge] chaunce DBla14 chaunge: LEge01
2 by] By DBla14 desire] desyer DBla14 vnconstanntlye] inconstantlye DBla14 vnconstantly LEge01 rainrange] raygne DBla14 raunge: LEge01
3 ys] is LEge01 thes] this DBla14 LEge01 yowr] your DBla14 LEge01 way] waye, LEge01 for] ffor DBla14 proife] proffe DBla14 proofe LEge01 stedfastenes] stedffastnes DBla14
4 perde I knowe] (perdye you knowe: LEge01 I] ye DBla14 thying] thynge DBla14 thing LEge01 strange] straung DBla14 straunge LEge01
5 former] fformer DBla14 profe] proff DBla14 prouff) LEge01 moche] myche DBla14 muche LEge01 fayth fullnes] ffaythffuln DBla14 faithfulnes LEge01
6 nedethe] nedythe DBla14 nedeth, LEge01 then suche] then, suche LEge01 colouredd] coloured LEge01 colouredd doublenes] colleryd dobbylnes DBla14 doublenes] dowblenes. LEge01
7 haue] have LEge01 wailed] waylid DBla14 wailed, LEge01 thus] thus, LEge01 weping] wepping DBla14 pain] payne DBla14 payn: LEge01
8 sobbis and sighes alas and] sobbis, & sighes : Alas : & LEge01 sighes] syghis DBla14 vain] vayne DBla14 vayn: LEge01
9 plaintte] playnt DBla14 plaint : LEge01 ande] and DBla14 ande harts] & hertes LEge01 harts] hartes DBla14 wofull] woffull DBla14 tormentte] torment DBla14 torment. LEge01
10 and] & DBla14 yet] yet, LEge01 alas] Alas, LEge01 loo] lo DBla14 loo crueltye and] lo, crueltie, & LEge01 crueltye] creweltye DBla14 disdain] disdayne DBla14 disdayn LEge01
11 haue] have, LEge01 sett] set DBla14 LEge01 nowght] nought DBla14 noght LEge01 faithfull] ffaythfull DBla14 true ententte] trewe intent DBla14 ententte] intent: LEge01
12 price] pryce DBla14 hathe] hath LEge01 priuelege] priuilege LEge01 priuelege troughe] pryvylege truthe DBla14 troughe] thouth LEge01 presentt] present DBla14 prevent. LEge01
13 But] But, LEge01 thoughe] though LEge01 serve] serue DBla14 sterve : LEge01 and] & DBla14 & LEge01 dethe] deth LEge01 still] styll DBla14 morn] morne DBla14 morne: LEge01
14 pece meale in peaces thowghe] pen me in pecys though DBla14 meale] mele LEge01 peaces] peces LEge01 thowghe] though LEge01 terne] torne DBla14 torn: LEge01
15 and] & DBla14 thoughe] though DBla14 LEge01 dye] dye, LEge01 yelding] yeldyng DBla14 weried] weryed DBla14 goost] gost DBla14 gooste: LEge01
16 neuer] never LEge01 thing] thyng DBla14 againe] agayne DBla14 again LEge01 make] mak DBla14 reeterne] to torne DBla14 retorn LEge01
17 quite] qwite LEge01 quite thenterprice] quyt the interpryse DBla14 thenterprice] thenterprise LEge01 that] that, LEge01 have] haue DBla14
18 To] to DBla14 too LEge01 whome] whom DBla14 soever] so euer DBla14 so ever LEge01 liste] lyst DBla14 lust LEge01 for] ffor DBla14 to] too LEge01 proffer] proffere DBla14 moost] most DBla14 moost. LEge01

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