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

Songs and Epigrams

Why Love is blind

OF purpose Love chose first for to be blind,

For, he with sight of that, that I behold,

Vanquish’d had been, against all godly kind:

His bow your hand, and truss should have unfold;

And he with me to serve had been assign’d:

But, for he blind, and reckless would him hold,

And still by chance his deadly strokes bestow;

With such as see, I serve, and suffer woe.