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When Thou must Home to Shades of Underground
by Thomas Campion

1 When thou must home to shades of underground,
2 And there arriv'd, a new admired guest,
3 The beauteous spirits do engirt thee round,
4 White Iope, blithe Helen, and the rest,
5 To hear the stories of thy finish'd love
6 From that smooth tongue whose music hell can move;


7 Then wilt thou speak of banqueting delights,
8 Of masques and revels which sweet youth did make,
9 Of tourneys and great challenges of knights,
10 And all these triumphs for thy beauty's sake:
11 When thou hast told these honours done to thee,
12 Then tell, O tell, how thou didst murder me.