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Poems Every Child Should Know by  Mary E. Burt

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Cupid and my Campasbe played

At cards for kisses. Cupid paid.

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 lips, the rose

Growing on his cheek, but none knows how;

With them the crystal of his brow,

And then the dimple of his chin.

All these did my Campasbe win.

At last he set her both his eyes;

She won and Cupid blind did rise.

Oh, Love, hath she done this to thee!

What shall, alas, become of me!


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