1] The epigraph comes from the words of Jesus in John 9.4: "We must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day; night comes, when no one can work."
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of English, University of Toronto.
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Original text: John Askham, Sonnets on the Months: And other Poems, Descriptive, Domestic, and National (Northampton: Taylor and Son, 1863): 109-10. British Library 11644.ee.61
First publication date: 1863
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 2001
Recent editing: 2:2002/2/13
Rhyme: aaab cccb ...
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