Sir Edward Dyer

(1540 - 1607 / England)

Sir Edward Dyer Poems

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  • Mary Henery (1/26/2019 6:46:00 AM)

    Is this where Danny Dyer of Eastenders gets his acting ability from? 😜😜

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I Would And I Would Not

I woulde it were not as it is
Or that I cared not yea or no;
I woulde I thoughte it not amiss,
Or that amiss mighte blamles goo;
I woulde I were, yet woulde I not,
I mighte be gladd yet coulde I not.

I coulde desire to know the meane
Or that the meane desyre soughte;
I woulde I coulde my fancye weane
From suche sweet joyes as Love hathe wroughte;
Onlye my wishe is leaste of all
A badge whereby to know a thrall.

O happy man whiche doste aspire
To that whiche semeleye thou dost crave!
Thrise happy man, if thy desyre
Maye winn with ...

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