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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. The Book of Elizabethan Verse. 1907.

The Chase

William Rowley (c. 1585–1626)

ART thou gone in haste?

I’ll not forsake thee;

Runn’st thou ne’er so fast,

I’ll overtake thee:

O’er the dales, o’er the downs,

Through the green meadows,

From the fields through the towns,

To the dim shadows.

All along the plain,

To the low fountains,

Up and down again

From the high mountains;

Echo then shall again

Tell her I follow,

And the floods to the woods

Carry my holla!


Ce! la! ho! ho! hu!