And bites the bread that stops her breath, So in like case I stoode. Till now repentance hasteth him (20) To further me so fast: That where I sanke, there now I swim, And haue both streame and winde: And lucke as good if it may last, As any man may finde. (25) That where I perished, safe I passe, And finde no perill there: But stedy stone, no ground of glasse, Now am I sure to saue, And not to flete from feare to feare, (30) Such anker hold I haue.
The louer hauing enioyed his loue, humbly
thanketh the god of loue: and auowing
his hart onely to her faithfully
promiseth, vtterly to for-
sake all other. +
T Hou Cupide God of loue, whom Uenus thralles do serue, I yeld thee thankes vpon my knees, as thou dost well deserue. By thee my wished ioyes haue shaken of despaire, And all my storming dayes be past, and weather waxeth faire. (5) By thee I haue receiued a thousand ttmes more ioy, Then euer Paris did possesse, when Helen was in Troy. By thee haue I that hope, for which I longde so sore, And when I thinke vpon the same, my hart doth leap therefore. By thee my heauy doubtes and trembling feares are fled, (10) And now my wits that troubled wer, with plesant thoughts are fed. For dread is banisht cleane, wherein I stoode full oft, And doubt to speake that lay full low, is lifted now aloft. With armes bespred abrode, with opende handes and hart. I haue enioyed the fruite of hope, reward for all my smart. (15) The seale and signe of loue, the key of trouth and trust, The pledge of pure good will haue I, which makes the louers iust Such grace sins I haue found, to one I me betake, The rest of Uenus deelinges all, I vtterly forsake.