On Absence. From the Maxims of Bussy Rabutin.
MS Folger, 38.
1903 Reynolds prints Folger text, 121.
Bussy-Rabutin, The Maximes d'Amour, I, 208: "On parle fort diversement"
This is a first try; Finch made an original melancholy song from this in her lyric to Francis Finch Thynne, Lady Weymouth; she uses the same title ( August 10, 1704).
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