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AMORETTI: 22, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: This holy season, fit to fast and pray
Last Line: Amongst thy deerest relicks to be kept.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Variant Title(s): "this Holy Season Fit To Fast And Pray,"";
Subject(s): Love Nature Of


This holy season, fit to fast and pray,
Men to devotion ought to be inclynd:
Therefore, I lykewise, on so holy day,
For my sweet saynt some service fit will find.
Her temple fayre is built within my mind,
In which her glorious ymage placed is,
On which my thoughts doo day and night attend,
Lyke sacred priests that never thinke amisse.
There I to her, as th' author of my blisse,
Will builde an altar to appease her yre;
And on the same my hart will sacrifise,
Burning in flames of pure and chast desyre:
The which vouchsafe, O goddesse, to accept,
Amongst thy deerest relicks to be kept.





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