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Sir Thomas Wyatt

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Sir Thomas Wyatt






About Me:


    I was born in Allington Castle, close to Maidstone, Kent in 1503. I went to St. Johns College, University of Cambridge. I married Elizabeth Brooke in 1520. In 1525 i serperated from my wife because i had a great interest in the Kings wife Anne Boleyn. My feelings started for her because i was always doing work for King Henry VIII. I was knighted in 1535 because of all my work done for the Pope and King. The year after i was knighted i was imprisoned in the towers for causing problems with the Duke of Suffolk. Also i have been charged with treason and got out of that by writing a "Defense" and that got a royal pardon. The date of his death was on OCtober 11, 1542.

    None of my poems have ever been published in my lifetime. But my work is in many books including the Court of Venus, and Certain Psalms. Some of my work is also in the Songs and Sonnets written by Lord Henry and others.




My career:


    My career was working on many different expeditions for the royals. I have done many missions for King Henry and The Pope. I was realized for my work while i was in College studying at St. John's. I was made High Marshal of Calais  and Commissioner of the Peace of Essex in 1532. Also in 1532, I went along with King Henry and Anne Boleyn, who was by then the King's mistress, on their visit to Calais.





Sir Thomas Cheney was one of my accompanies on many missions so i believe we were frineds and influences to our work. Also the King and Queen because with all teh work I did for them i became close with the two of them.






I have written many writtings but most are sonnets and songs. You can reffer to the list below to see many of my best writings.




In my poem, "Yet that in love find luck and sweet abundance," it is saying how love is a rewarding thing and can be so helpful and strong in someones life. In this poem I am telling you about how i feel about love and how it affects you. Also how I have a love and it can always turn bad things into good no matter what because of the strength of LOVE.  




Songs and Sonnets

The Long Love That in My Thought Doth Harbor

Yet was I never of your love aggrieved

Was never file yet half so well yfiled

The lively sparks that issue from those eyes

Such vain thought as wonted to mislead me

Unstable dream, according to the place

Yet that in love find luck and sweet abundance

If waker care ; if sudden pale colour

Caesar, when that the traitor of Egypt

Each man me telleth I change most my devise

Some fowls there be that have so perfect sight

Because I still kept thee from lies and blame

I find no peace, and all my war is done

My Galley charged with forgetfulness

Avising the bright beams of those fair eyes

My love to scorn, my service to retain

Such is the course that nature's kind hath wrought

Ever my hap is slack and slow in coming

Love, Fortune, and my mind which do remember

How oft have I, my dear and cruel foe

Like unto these unmeasurable mountains

If amorous faith, or if a heart unfeigned

My heart I gave thee, not to do it pain

The flaming sighs that boil within my breast

The pillar perish'd is whereto I leant

Farewell, Love, and all thy laws for ever

Whoso list to hunt? I know where is an hind

Divers doth use

I abide, and abide ; and better abide

Though I myself be bridled of my mind

To rail or jest, ye know I use it not



Behold, Love, thy power how she despiseth

What 'vaileth truth, or by it to take pain ?

Go, burning sighs, unto the frozen heart

Ye old mule ! that think yourself so fair



My Lute Awake!

Once, As Methought, Fortune Me Kissed

They Flee From Me

The restful place ! renewer of my smart

It may be good, like it who list

In faith I wot not what to say

There Was Never Nothing More Me Pained

Patience ! though I have not

Though I Cannot Your Cruelty Constrain

Blame Not My Lute

My Pen ! Take Pain

The heart and service to you proffer'd

Is It Possible?

And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus?

Since so ye please to hear me plain

Forget Not Yet The Tried Intent

What Should I Say!


Songs and Epigrams
The Furious Gun

Of Such As Had Forsaken Him [Lux ! my fair falcon]

The Lover Hopeth of Better Chance [He is not dead, that sometime had a fall]

Description of a Gun [Vulcan begat me]

Of the Feigned Friend. [Right true it is]

The Courtier's Life [In court to serve]

Of the Mean and Sure Estate [Stand, whoso list, upon the slipper wheel]

Of Dissembling Words [Throughout the world]

Madam, Withouten Many Words

A Riddle of a Gift Given By a Lady [A lady gave me a gift]

Speak thou and speed


Of the Mean and Sure Estate, Written to John Poins [My mother's maids, when they did sew and spin]

Mine Own John Poynz

A spending hand



V. Innocentia Veritas Viat Fides Circumdederunt me inimici mei

With Serving Still



Works Cited:

Jokinen, Anniina. "Sir Thomas Wyatt." Sir Thomas Wyatt, the Elder. 3 June 1996. 5 Nov. 2007


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