And Wilt thou Leave me Thus?

Original Text: 
British Library Devonshire MS. 2711, fol. 17; cf. Collected Poems of Sir Thomas Wyatt, ed. Kenneth Muir and Patricia Thomson (Liverpool, 1969): 196-97.
1And wilt thou leave me thus?
2Say nay, say nay, for shame,
3To save thee from the blame
5And wilt thou leave me thus?
6Say nay, say nay!
7And wilt thou leave me thus,
8That hath loved thee so long
10And is thy heart so strong
11As for to leave me thus?
12Say nay, say nay!
13And wilt thou leave me thus,
14That hath given thee my heart
15Never for to depart,
17And wilt thou leave me thus?
18Say nay, say nay!
19And wilt thou leave me thus
20And have no more pity
21Of him that loveth thee?
23And wilt thou leave me thus?
24Say nay, say nay!


4] grame: sorrow. Back to Line
9] among: all the while (an obsolete adverb). Back to Line
16] Nother: neither. Back to Line
22] Hélas: alas. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
F. D. Hoeniger; Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RP 1963: I.10 (F. D. Hoeniger); RPO 1994 (IL).