Quotation by John Hoskyns

Absence, hear my protestation
Against thy strength
Distance and length,
Do what thou canst for alteration:
For hearts of truest metal
Absence doth join, and Time doth settle.
John Hoskyns (1566–1638), British poet. Absence (attributed to Hoskyns) (l. 1–6). . .

Metaphysical Lyrics & Poems of the Seventeenth Century; Donne to Butler. Herbert J. C. Grierson, ed. (1921) Oxford University Press.
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