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Which of Sir Thomas Wyatt's poems speaks of escaping the corruption of King Henry?

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I think you are probably referring to Thomas Wyatt's poem "Mine own John Poynz." In this poem, which takes an epistolary form, as a letter to a friend, Wyatt explains why he has chosen to go home and "flee the press of courts." He explains that he no longer wishes to "live thrall" beneath the eyes of "lordly" people. He does not, he says, "scorn" the power of the important men at court, but he does state that he has less "esteem" for them than he does for "common" people.

Wyatt goes on to say that he cannot "do so great a wrong / To worship them." His...

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