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AMORETTI: 86, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Since I did leave the presence of my love
Last Line: But joyous houres doo fly away too fast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Time


Since I did leave the presence of my love,
Many long weary dayes I have outworne,
And many nights, that slowly seemd to move
Theyr sad protract from evening untill morne.
For when as day the heaven doth adorne,
I wish that night the noyous day would end:
And when as night hath us of light forlorne,
I wish that day would shortly reascend.
Thus I the time with expectation spend,
And faine my griefe with chaunges to beguile,
That further seemes his terme still to extend,
And maketh every minute seem a myle.
So sorrow still doth seeme too long to last;
But joyous houres doo fly away too fast.





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