The Devonshire Manuscript/To wette yowr Iye withouten teare

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The Devonshire Manuscript
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At last withdrawe yowre cruellte I lowe lovyd and so doithe she
The Devonshire Manuscript facsimile 5r
The Devonshire Manuscript facsimile 5v

f. [5r]

1    To wette yowr Iye with{w+t+}houten teare
2    and in good helth to faine desease
3    that you ther be myn eyne myght bleyr
4    therw therewith  yowr other freindes to please
5    and thoo ye thinke ye ned not ferfeare
6    yet f so ye can not me apease
7    but as ye list faine flater or golse
8    ye shall not wynne yf I do lose

9    prat and paint and spre not
10    ye knowe I can me worke
11    and if be ye canrre not1
12    be sure I do not reke
13    and thowe ye swere it were not
14    I can bothe swere and speke
15    by god and by this crvsse
16    yf I haue the moke ye shall haue the loss

Notes & Glosses[edit | edit source]

     1. The n is overwritten by an r.

Commentary[edit | edit source]

Attributed to Sir Thomas Wyatt,[1] this poem was entered by H1. The poet describes a lover’s awareness of his mistress’ duplicity.

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Collation[edit | edit source]

1      yowr] your DBla19     Iye] yee DBla19     withouten] withoutyn DBla19 
2      good helth to] goodhelthe to DBla19     faine] fayne DBla19     desease] dyssease DBla19 
3      ther be] therby DBla19     eyne] yee DBla19     bleyr] bleare DBla19 
4      therwtherewith] therwith DBla19     yowr] your DBla19     other]  DBla19     freindes] ffrendes DBla19 
5      thoo] thoughe DBla19     tyhinke] thynk DBla19     feare] ffeare DBla19 
6      f]  DBla19     can not] cannot DBla19 
7      ye] you DBla19     list] lyst DBla19     faine flater] ffayne fflatyr DBla19     golse] glose DBla19 
8      ye] you DBla19     wynne] wyn DBla19     lose] losse DBla19 
9      prat] Prat DBla19     paint] paynt DBla19     spre] spare DBla19 
10      worke] wreke DBla19 
11      if] yf DBla19     canrre] car DBla19 
12      sure] suer DBla19     reke] recke DBla19 
13      thowe] thoughe DBla19     it] yt DBla19 
14      speke] speake DBla19 
15      this] the DBla19     crvsse] crosse DBla19 DBla19 
16      yf] If DBla19     moke] mocke DBla19     the] it the DBla19     loss] worse DBla19