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Whitney's Choice of Emblemes 54b

In quatuor anni tempora

By swallowes note, the Springe wee understande,
The Cuckowe comes, ere Sommer doth beginne:
The vinefinche showes, that harvest is at hande:
The Chaffinche singes, when winter commeth in:
   Which times they keepe, that man therebie maie knowe,
   Howe Seasons chaunge, and tymes do come and goe.