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Let formal lovers still pursue, Z391

Vinculum Societatis I, 1687
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Let formal lovers still pursue appeared in 1687 in Carr’s first book of Vinculum Societatis. Purcell set the author’s wry poem in two strophic verses. Here is a lover who is not prepared to waste time with long courtship rituals.

from notes by Robert King © 2003


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