2779 Blessid be hope, which with desire
2780 Avaunceth lovers in such manere.
2781 Good hope is curteis forto please,
2782 To kepe lovers from all disese.
2783 Hope kepith his londe, and wole Abide,
2784 ffor ony pill that may betyde;
2785 ffor hope to lovers, as most cheef,
2786 Doth hem endure all myscheef;
2787 Hope is her helpe, whanne myster is.
2788 And I shall yeve thee eke, Iwys,
2789 Three other thingis, that gret solas
2790 Doith to hem that be in my las.
2791 'The first good that may be founde,
2792 To hem that in my lace be bounde,
2793 Is swete thought, forto recorde
2794 Thing wherwith thou canst Accorde
2795 Best in thyne herte, where she be;
2796 Thenkyng in absence is good to thee.
2797 Whanne ony lover doth compleyne,
2798 And lyveth in distresse and in peyne,
2799 Thanne swete thought shal come, as blyve,
2800 Awey his angre forto dryve.
2801 It makith lovers to have remembraunce
2802 Of comfort, and of high plesaunce,