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

Songs and Epigrams

Of his Return from Spain

TAGUS, farewell, that westward with thy streams

Turns up the grains of gold already tried;

For I with spur and sail go seek the Thames,

Gainward the sun that sheweth her wealthy pride;

And to the town that Brutus sought by dreams,

Like bended moon, that leans her lusty side;

My King, my Country I seek, for whom I live:

Of mighty Jove, the winds for this me give.