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Thomas Campion
(1567-1620) born on
Feb 12
English poet, composer, physician. He was a musical and literary theorist who was one of the outstanding songwriters of the English lutenist school of 16th and early 17th centuries.
The Summer hath his joys,
And Winter his delights.
Though Love and all his pleasures are but toys,
They shorten tedious nights.

Good thoughts his only friends,
His wealth a well-spent age,
The earth his sober inn
And quiet pilgrimage.
There is a garden in her face,
Where roses and white lilies grow;
A heav'nly paradise is that place,
Wherein all pleasant fruits do flow.
There cherries grow, which none may buy
Till 'Cherry ripe' themselves do cry.
Never weather-beaten sail more willing bent to shore.
The man of life upright,
Whose guiltless heart is free
From all dishonest deeds
Or thought of vanity.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Now Winter Nights Enlarge."
R: "The Man of Life Upright."
A: "Fourth Book of Airs."
N: Never Weather-beaten Sail, from Two Books of Airs, "Divine and Moral Songs," c. 1613.
K: "The Man of Life Upright."

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