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(1552 - 13 January 1599 / London / England)

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Amoretti LXVII: Like as a Huntsman

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,
When I all weary had the chase forsook,
The gentle deer return'd 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:
Till I in hand her yet half trembling took,
And with her own goodwill her firmly tied.
Strange thing, me seem'd, to see a beast so wild,
So goodly won, with her own will beguil'd.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003


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  • John Callahan (10/21/2007 6:04:00 PM)

    This poem is part of Spenser's Amoretti, which was his sonnet cycle written to the woman he eventually married. Here he is using a deer to symbolize her. That he chased her and chased her and it wasnt until he stopped and let her choose that she finally came to him.

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  • Chris Szkaradnik (10/1/2007 8:39:00 PM)

    i think this is a woman he might be talking about or the good 'nature' of natural things?

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