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The speaker in the poem praises "Lady Maria" for her beauty, nobility, and many other virtues; begs her to grant the speaker "so don plus ai d'aver gioi esperansa" (13), declares Maria to be the source of all her happiness and that "per vos vauc
mantas ves sospiran" (16); and implores that she not love any "entendidor truan" (20).