Thomas Campion

Frederick W. Sternfeld and David Greer (eds), English Madrigal Verse: 1588–1632 (Third Edition)

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Editor’s Noteiii

  • Critical Apparatus1The man upright of life,
  • 2     Whose guiltless heart is free
  • 3From all dishonest deeds
  • 4     Or thought of vanity:
  • 5That man whose silent days
  • 6     In harmless joys are spent,
  • 7Whom hopes cannot delude
  • Critical Apparatus8     Nor sorrows discontent:
  • 9That man needs neither towers
  • 10     Nor armour for defence,
  • 11Nor secret vaults to fly
  • 12     From thunder's violence.
  • 13He only can behold
  • 14     With unaffrighted eyes
  • 15The horrors of the deep
  • 16     And terrors of the skies.
  • 17Thus scorning all the cares
  • 18     That fate or fortune brings,
  • 19He makes his heaven his book,
  • 20     His wisdom heavenly things.
  • pg 1021Good thoughts his only friends,
  • 22     His wealth a well-spent age,
  • 23The earth his sober inn
  • 24     And quiet pilgrimage.

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Editor’s Note
iii. Poem by Campian, and twice set to music by him. Cf. Campian c. 1613a, ii, and Rosseter 1601, Pt. I, xviii.
Critical Apparatus
1 upright of life] of life upright Campian (both settings).
Critical Apparatus
8 sorrows] B, sorrow C1 C2 T Q.
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