Description of a Maske
in honour of Lord Hayes
by Thomas Campion.
Songs used in the Maske.
that leads the
Hath made his center in our ground,
swelling seas embraced ;
And there at one stay he rests,
And with the fates keepes holy
pomp and pastime graced.
Light Cupids there do daunce and Venus sweetly singes
With heauenly notes tun'd to sound of siluer strings :
Their songs are al of ioy, no signe of sorrow there,
But all as starres glistring faire and blith appeare.
Campion, Thomas. Campion's Works. Percival Vivian, Ed.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909. 76.
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