The Devonshire Manuscript/the losse is small to lose suche on
|←Dyvers dothe vse as I have hard & kno||Spight hathe no powre to make me sadde→|
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Attributed to Sir Thomas Wyatt, this poem was entered by H8. In this humourous lyric, the female speaker believes that losing a lover put off by a small “nay” is trivial, and that shrinking lovers who complain lack wit because they do not face any real adversity. This short verse may be a comment on the poem above it, “Dyvers dothe vse as I have hard & kno” (77v).
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