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Middle English
The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne
Pronunciation
The téndre cróppes, ánd the yónge sónn(e)
Modern English
The tender crops, and the young sun

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Definitions: tendre (tender, young), croppes (crops), yonge (young), sonne (sun)



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Middle English
Hath in the Ram his half cours yronne,
Pronunciation
Hath ín the Rám his hálf cours yrónn(e),
Modern English
Has run its half course in Aries,

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Definitions: Hath (has), Ram (ram, male sheep; Aries, the first astrological sign
in the Zodiac), his (his/its), cours (course, orbit), yronne (run; traveled; completed)
(This would be late April.)



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