John Lyly

(1554 - November 1606 / Kent, England)

John Lyly Poems

1. Syrinx 5/25/2012
2. Fairy Revels 5/25/2012
3. What Bird So Sings, Yet So Does Wail? 1/3/2003
4. Oh, For A Bowl Of Fat Canary 1/3/2003
5. Cards And Kisses 1/4/2003
6. Eurymine's Song 1/3/2003
7. Trico's Song 1/3/2003
8. Vulcan's Song: In Making Of The Arrows 1/3/2003
9. Song 1/3/2003
10. Apelles' Song 1/3/2003
11. Apollo's Song 1/3/2003
12. A Dittie 1/3/2003
13. Mother Bombie 1/3/2003
14. A Song Of Daphne To The Lute 1/3/2003
15. Sappho's Song 1/3/2003
16. Spring's Welcome 1/4/2003
17. Cupid And My Campaspe 1/3/2003

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Cupid And My Campaspe

Cupid and my Campaspe played
At cards for kisses;
Cupid paid.
He stakes his quiver, bow, and arrows,
His mother's doves and team of sparrows,
Loses them too; then down he throws
The coral of his lip, the rose
Growing on's cheek (but none knows how),
With these the crystal of his brow,
And then the dimple of his chin:
All these did my Campaspe win.
At last he set her both his eyes;
She won, and Cupid blind did rise.
O Love! has she done this to thee?
What shall, alas, become of me?

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Song

Gran.
O For a Bowle of fatt Canary,
Rich Palermo, sparkling Sherry,
Some Nectar else, from Iuno's Daiery,
O these draughts would make vs merry.

Psyllus.
O for a wench, (I deale in faces,
And in other dayntier things,)

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