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Dowʹsabell

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Daughter of Cassamen, a knight of Arden, who fell in love with a shepherd. The two make love with Arcadian simplicity, and vow eternal fidelity.        

“With that she bent her snow-white knee,

Down by the shepherd kneeled she,


And him she sweetly kist.


With that the shepherd whooped for joy

Quoth he, ‘There’s never shepherd boy


That ever was so blist.ʹ”

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Drayton: Dowsabell (a ballad).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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