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E[liz.] Apide]. On the same sheet is"" The Faulconer's Hunting; to the tune of Basse his careere." The words are also in Wit and Drollery, Jovial Poems, 1682, p. 64, and in Old Ballads, second edition, 1738, iii. 196. With spirit.
Now bonny bay
In his foine waxeth gray ; Dapple-grey waxeth bay in his blood;
"White-Lily stops
With the scent in her chaps, And Black-Lady makes it good.
Poor silly Wat,
In this wretched state, Forgets these delights for to hear ;
Nimbly she bounds
From the cry of the hounds, And the music of their career.
Hills, with the heat
Of the gallopers' sweat Reviving their frozen tops,
[And] the dale's purple flowers,
That droop from the showers That down from the rowels drops.
Swains their repast,
And strangers their haste Neglect, when the horns they do hear;
To see a fleet
Pack of hounds in a sheet, And the hunter in his career.
Thus he careers,
Over heaths, over meres, Over deeps, over downs, over clay;
Till he hath won
The noon from the morn, And the evening from the day.
His sport thenhe ends,
And joyfully wends Home again to his cottage, where
Frankly he feasts
Himself and his guests, And carouses in his career.

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