2875 ffor resoun wole, he shewe to thee
2876 All uttirly his pryvyte;
2877 And what she is he loveth so,
2878 To thee pleynly he shal undo,
2879 Withoute drede of ony shame,
2880 Bothe tell hir renoun and hir name.
2881 Thanne shall he forther, ferre and nere,
2882 And namely to thi lady dere,
2883 In syker wise; yee, every other
2884 Shall helpen as his owne brother,
2885 In trouthe withoute doublenesse,
2886 And kepen cloos in sikernesse.
2887 ffor it is noble thing, in fay,
2888 To have a man thou darst say
2889 Thy pryve counsell every deell;
2890 ffor that wole comforte thee right well,
2891 And thou shalt holde thee well Apayed,
2892 Whanne such a freend thou hast Assayed.
2893 The thridde good of gret comforte
2894 That yeveth to lovers most disporte,
2895 Comyth of sight and of biholdyng,
2896 That clepid is swete lokyng,
2897 The which may noon ese do,
2898 Whanne thou art fer thy lady fro;