The Devonshire Manuscript/Dryven bye desire I dede this dede

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now all of chaunge I abide and abide and better abide
The Devonshire Manuscript facsimile 81v

f. [81v]

1    Dryven bye desire I dede this dede
2    to daunger my silf with{w+t+}out cause whye
3    to truste the vntrue not like to spede
4    to speke. and pro{p2}mise faithefullie
5    but nowe the proof dothe verifie
6    that who so trustithe or he kno.
7    Dothe hurte himsilf . and please his ffoo.


Commentary[edit | edit source]

Attributed to Sir Thomas Wyatt,[1] this poem was entered by H8. This poem comments on naïve expectations and trusting too hastily; similar to many courtly love lyrics, the poem can be interpreted as criticizing both love and politics. The poem also appears in Tottel's Miscellany under the title “Of sodaine trusting” (item 122).[2]

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Texts Collated[edit | edit source]

STC13860_05, DBLa05

Collation[edit | edit source]

1      Dryven bye] DRiuen by STC_13860_05     bye] by DBla05     dede] dyd DBla05 did STC_13860_05 
2      to] To STC_13860_05     daunger] danger STC_13860_05     silf] self DBla05 STC_13860_05     without cause whye] without'cause why: STC_13860_05     whye] why DBla05 
3      to] To STC_13860_05     truste] trust DBla05 STC_13860_05     the vntrue] thuntrue STC_13860_05     like] lyke DBla05     spede] sped DBla05 spede, STC_13860_05 
4      to] To STC_13860_05     speke.] speke DBla05 speake STC_13860_05     promise faithefullie] promas faithfully DBla05     faithefullie] faythfully: STC_13860_05 
5      but] But STC_13860_05     nowe] now DBla05 STC_13860_05     proof] prouf DBla05 proufe STC_13860_05     dothe] doth DBla05 STC_13860_05     verifie] verefy DBla05 verifie, STC_13860_05 
6      that] That STC_13860_05     who] whoo DBla05     so] soo DBla05     trustithe] trustith DBla05 trusteth STC_13860_05     or] ar DBla05 ere STC_13860_05     kno.] knoo DBla05 know. STC_13860_05 
7      Dothe] Doth DBla05 STC_13860_05     hurte] hurt DBla05 STC_13860_05     himsilf .] hym self DBla05 him self STC_13860_05     please] pleas DBla05     ffoo.] foo DBla05 foe. STC_13860_05