Forget not yet

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Forget not yet
by Thomas Wyatt

Forget not yet the tried intent
Of such a truth as I have meant;
My great travail so gladly spent,
   Forget not yet!

Forget not yet when first began
The weary life ye know, since when
The suit, the service, none tell can;
   Forget not yet!

Forget not yet the great essays,
The cruel wrong, the scornful ways,
The painful patience in denays,
   Forget not yet!

Forget not yet, forget not this,
How long ago hath been, and is,
The mind that never meant amiss--
   Forget not yet!

Forget not then thine own approved,
The which so long hath thee so loved,
Whose steadfast faith yet never moved:
Forget not this!

This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.