Sir Thomas Wyatt

Sir Thomas Wyatt

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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503 – 11 October 1542) [page needed] 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 family adopted the Lancastrian side in the Wars of RosesHis mother was Anne Skinner, and his father Henry had been a Privy Councillor of Henry VII and remained a trusted adviser when Henry VIII ascended the throne in 1509Thomas followed his father to court after his education at St John's College, CambridgeEntering the King's service, he was entrusted with many important diplomatic missionsIn public life his principal patron was Thomas Cromwell, after whose death he was recalled from abroad and imprisoned (1541)Though subsequently acquitted and released, shortly thereafter he diedHis poems were circulated at court and may have been published anonymously in the anthology The Court of Venus (earliest edition c.1537) during his lifetime, but were not published under his name until after his death; the first major book to feature and attribute his verse was Tottel's Miscellany (1557), printed 15 years after his death.
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Whoso list to hunt, I know where is an hind,
But as for me, hélas, I may no more.
The vain travail hath wearied me so sore,
I am of them that farthest cometh behind.
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I find no peace, and all my war is done.
I fear and hope. I burn and freeze like ice.
I fly above the wind, yet can I not arise;
And nought I have, and all the world I seize on.
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