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L.b.530: Letter from John Donne to Sir Thomas Egerton, 1601/1602 February 13: autograph manuscript signed

Catalog record:
Collection:Papers of the More family of Loseley Park, Surrey
Preferred Citation:Letter from John Donne to Sir Thomas Egerton, 1601/1602 February 13: autograph manuscript signed, Papers of the More family of Loseley Park, Surrey. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS L.b.530, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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Onely in that Coyne, wherin they that Delight to do benefitts,
and good turnes for the works sake, love to be payd, ame I
riche, wch ys Thankfullnes; wch I humbly and abundantly
prsent to yor lp. Beseeching yow, to give such way and Enter-
tainment to this vertu of Mercy, wch ys allways in yow, and
allwayes awake, that yt may so soften yow, that as yt hath
wrought for me, the best of bodily blessings, wch ys, this way
to Health, So yt may gaine my Mind her Cheife Comfort,
wch ys yor pardon for ^my the bold and prsumtuous offence. All=
mighty god be allwayes so wth yow in this world, as yow may
be sure to be with him in the next.

13o Feb: 1601
Yor lps
poore and repentant
I: Donne

To the right honorable
my very good L: and
Master Sr Thomas
Egerton knight, L keeper
of the great Seale
of England