26 September 2009

Mine own John Poins

"Nor am I not where truth is given in prey
For money, poison, and treason -- as some
A common practice, used night and day.
But here I am in Kent and Christendom,
Among the Muses, where I read and rhyme;
Where if thou list, my Poins, for to come,
Thou shalt be judge how I do spend my time."

Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder, Mine own John Poins