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AMORETTI: 59, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thrice happy she that is so well assured
Last Line: But he most happy who such one loves best.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Variant Title(s): The True Woman
Subject(s): Self-assurance

Thrice happie she that is so well assured
Unto her selfe, and setled so in hart,
That nether will for better be allured,
Ne feard with worse to any chaunce to start:
But, like a steddy ship, doth strongly part
The raging waves, and keepes her course aright,
Ne ought for tempest doth from it depart,
Ne ought for fayrer weathers false delight.
Such selfe assurance need not feare the spight
Of grudging foes, ne favour seek of friends:
But in the stay of her owne stedfast might,
Nether to one her selfe nor other bends.
Most happy she that most assured doth rest;
But he most happy who such one loves best.

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