A Revocation






WHAT should I say?
  --Since Faith is dead,
And Truth away
  From you is fled?
  Should I be led
  With doubleness?
  Nay! nay! mistress.

I promised you,
  And you promised me,
To be as true
  As I would be.
  But since I see
  Your double heart,
  Farewell my part!

Thought for to take
  'Tis not my mind;
But to forsake
  One so unkind;
  And as I find
  So will I trust.
  Farewell, unjust!

Can ye say nay
  But that you said
That I alway
  Should be obeyed?
  And--thus betrayed
  Or that I wist!
  Farewell, unkist!

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