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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Amoretti and Epithalamion
Sonnet LXVII. Like as a huntsman after weary chase
Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)
 
LIKE as a huntsman after weary chase,
Seeing the game from him escap’d away,
Sits down to rest him in some shady place,
With panting hounds beguiled of their prey:
So, after long pursuit and vain assay,        5
When I all weary had the chase forsook,
The gentle deer returned the self-same way,
Thinking to quench her thirst at the next brook:
There she, beholding me with milder look,
Sought not to fly, but fearless still did bide;        10
Till I in hand her yet half trembling took,
And with her own goodwill her firmly tied.
  Strange thing, me seemed, to see a beast so wild,
  So goodly won, with her own will beguil’d.
 
 
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