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How might one interpret the poem "Perdie, I said It Not, Nor never thought to do," by Sir Thomas Wyatt?

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Important to understanding this poem by Wyatt is the title that he has given this verse: "The Lover Excuseth Him of Words Wherewith He was Unjustly Charged." Let us remember that so many of Wyatt's poems focus on the politics of court and how relationships become involved in the cut and thrust of power as people try and manipulate each other to raise themselves up above other people who are...

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