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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
The Chase
By William Rowley (c. 1585–1626)
ART 1 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,        5
  Through the green meadows,
From the fields through the towns,
  To the dim shadows.
All along the plain,
  To the low fountains,        10
Up and down again
  From the high mountains;
Echo then shall again
  Tell her I follow,
And the floods to the woods        15
  Carry my holla!
Ce! la! ho! ho! hu!
Note 1. From The Thracian Wonder, published by Francis Kirkman, 1661, and attributed on the title-page to Webster and Rowley. No evidence can be approved that Webster took any part in writing the play. William Rowley collaborated with Middleton in the Spanish Gipsy, published 1652, though written nearly thirty years earlier; and probably also in Mere Dissemblers besides Women, published in 1657. The dates of his birth and death are uncertain. [back]

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