Thomas Campion: Thomas Campion's Observations in the Art of English Poesie (1696 words)

Miles Layram (University of York)
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Thomas Campion (1567-1620) was a physician, as well as being one of the most significant figures in England within the worlds of music (he wrote the definitive English treatise on counterpoint) and poetics. A number of his lyrics, such as There Is a Garden in Her Face, are still held in high regard, and often appear in anthologies. His treatise Observations in the Art of English Poesie was first published in 1602, but was possibly written about a decade earlier. Alongside Sidney’s Defence of Poesy, Puttenham’s The Arte of English Poesie, and Daniel’s Defence of Rhyme (which is in fact a reply to the Observations), Campion’s text is one of the …

Citation: Layram, Miles . "Thomas Campion's Observations in the Art of English Poesie". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 February 2017 [, accessed 19 June 2021.]

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