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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–42). The Poetical Works. 1880.

Songs and Sonnets

Of change in Mind

EACH man me telleth I change most my devise;

And on my faith, methink it good reason

To change purpose, like after the season.

For in each case to keep still one guise,

Is meet for them that would be taken wise;

And I am not of such manner condition;

But treated after a diverse fashion;

And thereupon my diverseness doth rise.

But you, this diverseness that blamen most,

Change you no more, but still after one rate

Treat you me well, and keep you in that state;

And while with me cloth dwell this wearied ghost,

My word, nor I, shall not be variable,

But always one; your own both firm and stable.