Who is Sir Thomas Wyatt



Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503 – 11 October 1542) was a 16th-century English politician, ambassador, and lyric poet credited with introducing the sonnet to English literature. He was born at Allington Castle, near Maidstone, in Kent, though the family was originally from Yorkshire. His mother was Anne Skinner, and his father, Henry Wyatt, had been a Privy Councillor of Henry VII, and remained a trusted adviser when Henry VIII ascended the throne in 1509. In his turn, Thomas Wyatt followed his father to court, after education at St John's College, Cambridge. Although they were circulated at court, Wyatt's poems were not published during his lifetime; the first book featuring his verse, Tottel's Miscellany (1557), was printed fifteen years after his death.


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Heart 23 Pain 18 Long 16 Mind 15 I Love You 14 Love 14 Plain 14 Time 10 Live 10 Thought 10


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  • Dmit131: poem of the day 24 september 2021 - i abide and abide and better abide by sir thomas wyatt i abide and abide and better abide, and after the old proverb, the happy day; and ever my lady to me doth say, “let me alone and i will provide.” i...
  • Stardustdex: a slight homage to sir thomas wyatt, who taught me that it is possible for words to have melody.
  • Renaissancevers: a riddle from sir thomas wyatt
  • Laurelworlds: 11th april 1554; beheading of sir thomas wyatt the younger on tower hill.
  • Riviashunter: the heart and service by sir thomas wyatt the heart and service to you proffer'd with right good will full honestly, refuse it not, since it is offer'd, but take it to you gentlely. and though it be a small present, yet good, consider graciously >
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What If I Say I Shall Not Wait!
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What if I say I shall not wait!
What if I burst the fleshly Gate—
And pass escaped—to thee!

What if I file this Mortal—off—
See where it hurt me—That's enough—
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