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

Songs and Epigrams

Of sudden trusting

DRIVEN by desire I did this deed,

To danger myself without cause why,

To trust the untrue not like to speed,

To speak and promise faithfully:

But now the proof doth verify,

That whoso trusteth ere he know,

Doth hurt himself and please his foe.