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Edmund Spenser - The weary yeare his race now having run (a New Year sonnet)




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Choose the synonym:
 
                 weary
 
                betoken

                ensue

                eke

                former

               amend

               offend

               blend

               annoy
             
               eschew
 
 
 
 
 
Write the modern English form of the word:
         a)     mylde    -   mld
                ensew   - ens
                chaunge - chnge
                mynds    -  mnds
                tymely    - tmely
                compast  - comp
                caulmes   - clms
                cleare    - clr
                cheare     - chr
                hath     -  ha
                shew      -  shw
                vew       - 
                eeke      - 
                turne      - 
                sinnes     - 
                yeare    - 
                storme  -
               
 
      b)
 
 




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Down
2. ensew
3. yeare
5. storme
7. chaunge
11. sinnes
13. mynds
14. tymely
 
Across
1. vew
4. eeke
6. turne
7. compast
8. cheare
9. cleare
10. hath
12. mylde
15. shew
 



Rewrite the text in modern English:
 

                           The weary yeare his race now having run,            

                          The new begins his compast course anew:            

                          With shew of morning mylde he hath begun,        

                          Betokening peace and plenty to ensew.                

 
                          So let us, which this chaunge of weather vew,          

                         Chaunge eeke our mynds and former lives amend,    

                         The old yeares sinnes forepast let us eschew,            

                         And fly the faults with which we did offend.              

Listen and select:
                           


                        Then shall the new year's joy forth freshly send,
                        Into the glooming world his gladsome ray:
                        And all these which now his beauty blend,
                        Shall to and clear away.
                     
                       So likewise love  you your heavy spright,
                       And change old year's annoy to new delight.