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

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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, which ys Thankfullnes; which I humbly and abundantly
present to your lordship. Beseeching yow, to give such way and Enter-
tainment to this vertu of Mercy, which 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, which ys, this way
to Health, So yt may gaine my Mind her Cheife Comfort,
which ys your pardon for ^my the bold and presumtuous offence. All=
mighty god be allwayes so with yow in this world, as yow may
be sure to be with him in the next.

13o Februarii 1601
Your lordships
poore and repentant
Iohn Donne

To the right honorable
my very good Lord and
Master Sir Thomas
Egerton knight, Lord keeper
of the great Seale
of England