Thomas Campion Quotes (21 quotes)
Selected poems of Thomas Campion, Samuel Daniel and Sir Walter Ralegh (2001 edition), Penguin Books Ltd - ISBN: 9780140435993
Selected songs of Thomas Campion (1973 edition), David R. Godine Publisher
“I care not for these ladies,
That must be wooed and prayed;
Give me kind Amaryllis,
The wanton country maid.
Nature art disdaineth;
Her beauty is her own.”
I Care Not for These Ladies (1601), reported in Arthur Henry Bullen, More lyrics from the song-books of the Elizabethan Age (1888), p. 48.
“Plead, Sleep, my cause, and make her soft like thee,
That she in peace may wake and pity me.”
Sleep, Angry Beauty
Shall I Come, Sweet Love, to Thee?
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Born: February 12, 1567
Died: March 1, 1620 (aged 53)
Bio: Thomas Campion was an English composer, poet and physician. He wrote over a hundred lute songs; masques for dancing, and an authoritative technical treatise on music.