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This unframed hand-coloured image is centered on the page above the text of Campion’s poem. In it, seven tritons dance in a ring, carrying tridents, their hair and scaled fins coloured in green. They dance against a backdrop of waves, which rise from the water at the bottom of the image to crest at the top of the image, creating a frame that surrounds them. On either side, two more tritons, half-hidden by the waves, peer into frame to watch the dance. The artist’s monogram is at the bottom left of the image


Of Neptune’s empire let us sing.
At whose command the waves obey;
To whom the rivers tribute pay,
Down the high mountain sliding;
To whom the scaly nation yields
Homage for the crystal fields.
                        Wherein they dwell;
And every sea-god pays a gem
Yearly out of his watery cell.
To deck great Neptune’s diadem.

The Tritons dancing in a ring,
Before his palace gates do make
The water with their echoes quake.
Like the great thunder sounding:
The sea-nymphs chant their accents shrill,
And the Syrens taught to kill
                        With their sweet voice,
Make every echoing rock reply,
Unto their gentle murmuring noise,
The praise of Neptune’s empery.

                                                                        Thomas Campion.

MLA citation:

Campion, Thomas. “A Hymn in Praise of Neptune,” illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. The Green Sheaf, No. 6, 1903, p. 13. Green Sheaf Digital Edition, edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Yellow Nineties 2.0, Toronto Metropolitan University Centre for Digital Humanities, 2022.