Beauty, since you so much desire To know the place of Cupids fire, About you somewhere doth it rest, Yet neuer harbour'd in your brest, Nor gout-like in your heele or toe ; What foole would seeke Loues flame so low? But a little higher, but a little higher, There, there, o there lyes Cupids fire. Thinke not, when Cupid most you scorne, Men iudge that you of Ice were borne ; For though you cast loue at your heele, His fury yet sometime you feele : And where-abouts if you would know, I tell you still not in your toe : But a little higher, but a little higher, There, there, o there lyes Cupids fire.
- by Thomas Campion (1567 - 1620) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Thomas Campion (1567 - 1620), "Beauty, since you so much desire", published 1617, from the collection The Third and Fourth Booke of Ayres - The Fourth Booke, no. 10. [text verified 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2007-11-16
Line count: 16
Word count: 117