Cupid and my Campaspe (A. Percy Alderson)
- Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-13). Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 890 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
First published: 1910 Stainer & Bell
Original text and translations
Cupid and my Campaspe play’d
At cards for kisses;
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 on his chin;
All these did my Campaspe win:
And 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?