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My years be young even as ye see
A girl’s expression of love by Thomas Wyatt — six 5-line stanzas (aaaab) including refrain: ‘Yf yt ware not’, and 2-line burden: ‘Grudge on who liste this ys my lott / Nothing to want if it ware not’
Author(s): Thomas Wyatt
Subjects: carols, amorous; women, as speakers/narrators
Versification: — five-line — aaaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 17492 [Devonshire], f. 78va
First Lines:
my yeris be yong even as ye see
all thingis thereto doth well agre…
Last Lines:
…yet take this note before your eyes
my mirth ff[ ? ] doble ous er [? ] wise
Editions:
Foxwell, Agnes Kace. The Poems of Sir Thomas Wiat. London: University of London, 1933: 1.325.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 314-15; 1977, 284-5.
Muir, Kenneth. Collected Poems [Sir Thomas Wyatt]. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1950: 136.
Greene, Richard Leighton. “A Carol of Anne Boleyn by Wyatt.” Review of English Studies n.s. 25 (1974): 437-9: 437.