Came You Not From Newcastle?

In Between the Lines: The Examination of Italian and English Poetry Across the 16th and 17th Centuries



(Late-1500s)

Came you not from Newcastle?

Came yee not there away?

met yee not my true loue

ryding on a bony bay?

why shold not I loue my loue?

why shold not my loue loue me?

why shold not I loue my loue,

gallant hound sedelee?

And I haue Land att Newcastle

will buy both hose & shoone,

and I haue Land att durham

will feitch my hart to boon ;

and why shold I not loue my loue?

why shold not my loue loue me?

why shold not I loue my loue,

gallant hound sedelee?