I wish you a happy, prosperous and fortuous
New Year of the Earth Dog!
That's year 4716 in the lunar calendar in case
were wondering, and will be celebrated on 
            February 16th through March 3rd, 2018.

Next year's Year of the Earth Pig will be celebrated on February 5, 2019 (4717!)

William Shakespeare - Sonnet XXIX:
When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself, and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possessed,
Desiring this man's art, and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts my self almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

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