James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.

October 11

Sir Thomas Wyatt

By Sir Antonio Sentleger

  • Sir Thomas Wyatt was an English diplomatist and poet of the time of Henry VIII, who died on Oct. 11, 1542. He wrote the first English sonnets.

  • THUS lieth the dead, that whilome lived here

    Among the dead that quick go on the ground;

    Though he be dead, yet doth he quick appear

    By immortal fame that death cannot confound

    His life for aye, his fame in trump shall sound.

    Though he be dead, yet is he thus alive:

    No death that life from Wyatt can deprive.