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Thomas Campion (1567–1620)

Campion, Thomas. An English poet; born at London, Feb. 12, 1567; died there, March 1, 1620. He was by profession a medical man. He wrote a volume of ‘Poems’ (1595), being Latin elegies and epigrams. He published (1610–12) four ‘Books of Airs,’ containing songs written by himself to airs of his own composition: the first book contains ‘Divine and Moral Songs’; the second ‘Light Conceits of Lovers’; the third and fourth are not distinguished by any separate sub-title. In his songs the verse and the music are most happily wedded. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).