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Selected Poems

Sir Thomas Wyatt

Edited by Hardiman Scott

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Categories: 16th Century
Imprint: FyfieldBooks
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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Paperback (96 pages)
(Pub. Apr 2003)
9781857546958
£8.95 £8.05
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  • Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542), 'the first great English lyric poet', remains one of the most popular writers of Henry VIII's court, and the most romantic, given his entanglement with Anne Boleyn, which resulted -- legend has it -- in some of his most passionate and vulnerable poems. This book contains a representative selection of the work: all the best-loved poems and many lesser-known pieces which illuminate a complex and sophisticated sensibility. Hardiman Scott sees Wyatt as a modern poet before his time and demonstrates the impact he and his younger contemporary the Earl of Surrey had on the development of English poetry. Wyatt introduced the sonnet, terza rima and other Italian verse forms into English and invented forms and processes of his own.
      
    Table of Contents

    Introduction

    Sonnets

    1. Whoso list to hunt...

    2. I find no peace...

    3. My galley charged...

    4. Unstable dream...

    5. If waker care...

    6. The pillar perished...

    7. You that in love...

    8. My love took scorn...

    9. The flaming sighs

    10. I abide and abide

    11. Ever mine hap...



    Epigrams

    12. Who hath heart of such cruelty...

    13. Th'en'my of life...

    14. Tagus, farewell...

    15. Sighs are my food...

    16. A face that should content...

    17. Lux, my fair falcon...



    Songs and Lyrics

    18. My lute, awake!

    19. Blame not my lute...

    20. All heavy minds...

    21. In eternum...

    22. Ah, Robin...

    23. O goodly hand...

    24. Perdie, I said it not...

    25. Madam, withouten many words...

    26. Patience, though I have not...

    27. What means this...?

    28. They flee from me...

    29. If thou wilt mighty be...

    30. Once, as me thought...

    31. What death is worse than this?

    32. Though I cannot your cruelty constrain

    33. And wilt thou leave me thus?

    34. Since you will needs...

    35. There was never nothing...

    36. Is it possible...?

    37. Marvel no more...

    38. Tangled I was in love's snare...

    39. When first mine eyes...

    40. To wish and want and not obtain...

    41. It may be good...

    42. My hope, alas, hath me abused...

    43. What rage is this?

    44. At most mischief...

    45. If with complaint...

    46. Longer to muse...

    47. Mistrustful minds be moved...

    48. What should I say...?

    49. If chance assigned...

    50. Most wretched heart...

    51. Sufficed not, madam

    52. Spite hath no power...

    53. Ye know my heart...

    54. Process of time...

    55. Such hap as I am happed in...

    56. Take heed betime...

    57. Forget not yet the tried intent...

    58. Your looks so often cast...

    59. Ah, my heart...

    60. To make an end...

    61. If in the world there be more woe...

    62. My love is like unto th'eternal fire...

    63. Disdain me not without desert...



    Satires and Psalms

    64. Satire No.1: My own John Poyntz

    65. Satire No.3: 'A spending hand...'

    66. Psalm 102

    67. Psalm 130





    Notes

    Sir Thomas Wyatt
    Sir Thomas Wyatt was born in Kent in 1503 and spent most of his life in the service of King Henry VIII. In 1520 he married Elizabeth Brooke and the following year their son was born. The marriage was not a success and five or six years later Wyatt separated ... read more
    Hardiman Scott
    Hardiman Scott was born in 1920. After working as a newspaper journalist, he joined the BBC where he became a distinguished political correspondent and editor. He was also the author of a number of books of poetry, and four detective novels. Hardiman Scott was president of the Suffolk Poetry Society from ... read more
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