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First Line: Cupid and my campaspe played
Last Line: What shall, alas! Become of me?
Alternate Author Name(s): Lily, John
Variant Title(s): Cards And Kisses;campaspe;apelles' Song
Subject(s): Love - Beginnings


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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