Love Death and Reputation. A Fable, "Reputation, Love and Death". MS Folger, pp. 287-289. See Annotated Chronology No. 146. See also An Annotated Bibliography: Primary and Secondary Sources for all Finch's translations (paraphrases), imitations and adaptations. The story is traditional and I cite two contemporary renderings which seemed to me closer than any others I found.

Both originals are bitter. Anne may well have read the latter as a Jacobite poem. It proclaims that injustice is the very structure of reality.

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