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February

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— — Then came cold February, sitting
In an old waggon, for he could not ride,
Drawne of two fishes, for the season fitting,
Which through the flood before did softly slyde
And swim away; yet had he by his side
His plough and harnesse fit to till the ground,
And tooles to prune the trees before the pride
Of hasting prime did make them burgeon round.   Spenser.” (p. 195)

“This month has Pisces or the fishes for its zodiacal sign. Numa, who was chosen by the Roman people to succeed Romulus as their King, and became their lesislator, placed it second in the year, as it remains with us, and dedicated it to Neptune, the lord of waters.

Its name is from the Februa, Feralia, sacrifices offered to the manes of the gods at this season. Ovid in his Fasti attests the derivation [...]” (p. 195)

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100 x 83mm (3.9 x 3.3 inches)

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