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L.a.67: Letter from Lewis Bagot, London, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1611?: autograph manuscript signed

Catalog record:
Collection:Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire
Preferred Citation:Letter from Lewis Bagot, London, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1611?: autograph manuscript signed, Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS L.a.67, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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If hetherto I have spent the beginninge of my tyme in that vncivill
kinde of behaviour that I haue been a disparagement to my house
& a disgrace to my selfe yet I hope you will out of your fatherly
love bee as willinge to forgiue and forgett: as I vnfaynedly
will be most dutifull to yow & by gods grace to amend my
misspent tyme & lead the rest of my life in such a civill
manner that shall be bothe pleasinge to God & noe thinge
att all distastfull to yow, or any of my frendess: tyme paste
can hardly be recalled & it is neuer to late to doe well
I knowe Sir it is my duty to honnor & obeye yow my parents, & I
pray God I may no longer live then to expresse my duty
to yow & my mother: not onely in woord, but allsoe in
deed. Though your iust displeashure att mee, may bee a motive
against my submission; yet I beseech yow to pardon this my
bouldnes, & submission ^and; the follies of my ill spent tyme, & the
too little acknowledgement, & performance of my duty, (I humbly
beseeche yow for Gods sake) to forgiue & take once againe your
loste sonne to mercy and thincke vppon mee with ^the eye of pitty and compassion
and not accordinge to my desert. With homble and harty
desier of yowres and my mothers blessinges I humbly take
leaue & rest.

Your euer dutyfull &
obedient sonne
Lewes Bagot

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leaf 2 recto

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Mrs Iane Skipwith to
Lewis Bagott

Lewes his last letters

1610 &c

To the woorrshipfull his good & lovinge
father Mr Walter Bagot
att Blithefeild giue
these with