Digital Donne: the Online Variorum

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Previous image Next imageThe 1654 Prose Letters  Letter 97, cont., and Letter 98 (p.267)

at Spâ, which is, that I will never be any
thing else, then

Your very humble and affectionate servant

J. Donne.

To the Honourable Knight Sir
Henry Goodere.

Because to remain in this sort guilty in
your Lordships opinion doth not one-
ly defeat all my future indevours, but lay a
heavyer burden upon me, of which I am
more sensible, which is ingratitude to-
wards your Lordship, by whose favours I
have been formerly so much bound; I hope
your Lordship will pardon me this care
and diligence which I use to rectifie
my self towards you. To which purpose I
humbly beseech your Lordship, to admit
thus much into your consideration, that I
[CW: nei-]

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