Note 1. From the Old Wives Tale, 1595. Contains a harvest-song, one of the first examples of what seems a favorite type with the dramatists. Usually it is taken almost directly from life; by the rudeness of phrases and the simplicity of ideas the poet attempts realism. Here, however, Peele carries over the images into another sphere:
Lo, here we come, a-sowing, a-sowing,
And sow sweet fruits of love.
(Erskine: The Elizabethan Lyric, Ed. 1905, p. 264.)