Digital Donne: the Online Variorum

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can pretend a more primary interest, then
you may, in

Your humble and affectionate servant

J. Donne.

To the Honourable Knight Sir Robert Karre
Gentleman of his Highnesses Bedchamber.

I have often sinned towards you, with a
presumption of being pardoned, but
now I do it, without hope, and without
daring to intreat you to pardon the fault.
In which there are thus many degrees of
importunity. That I must begge of you to
christen a child, which is but a daughter,
and in which you must be content to be
associated with Ladies of our own alli-
ance, but good women, and all this up-
on Thursday next in the afternoon. Sir, I
have so many and so indeleble impressions
[CW: of]

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