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Note to A Midsummer's Night Dream, 2.1.231: "Apollo flies, and Daphne holds the chase"
Apollo flies, and Daphne holds the chase: According to the Greek myth, Daphne, pursued by Apollo, was saved by being transformed into a laurel tree; here it is the female who "holds the chase," instead of the male.
Apollo and Daphne 1908 by John William Waterhouse Image Source