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AMORETTI: 4, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: New year, forth looking out of janus' gate
Last Line: Prepare your selfe new love to entertaine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Winter; Spring; Youth; Old Age; Life; Death

New Yeare, forth looking out of Janus gate,
Doth seeme to promise hope of new delight,
And bidding th' old adieu, his passed date
Bids all old thoughts to die in dumpish spright;
And calling forth out of sad Winters night
Fresh Love, that long hath slept in cheerlesse bower,
Wils him awake, and soone about him dight
His wanton wings and darts of deadly power.
For lusty Spring now in his timely howre
Is ready to come forth, him to receive;
And warnes the Earth, with divers colord flowre
To decke hir selfe, and her faire mantle weave.
Then you, faire flowre, in whom fresh youth doth raine,
Prepare your selfe new love to entertaine.

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