Madam, withouten many words

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Madam, withouten many words
by Thomas Wyatt

Madam, withouten many words,
Once, I am sure, ye will or no.
And if ye will, then leave your bordes,
And use your wit and show it so.

And with a beck ye shall me call.
And if of one that burneth alway
Ye have any pity at all,
Answer him fair with yea or nay.

If it be yea, I shall be fain.
If it be nay, friends as before.
Ye shall another man obtain,
And I mine own and yours no more.

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