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Previous image Next imageThe 1654 Prose Letters  Letter 101, cont., and Letter 102 (p.274)

tained in your memorie, impute to your
owne Vertues, which have wrought so
much upon

Your humble servant
John Donne.

To the Honourable Knight, Sir Robert Karre.

I make account that it is a day of great
distribution of Honours at Court: I
would not therefore lose my part, and in-
crease therein; since very Letter admitted
by you from mee, is a new stone in my best
building, which is, my roome in your ser-
vice: so much you adde to me, everie time
you give me leave thus to kisse your hands.
But, Sir, everie addition preimagins a bee-
ing, and the time of my beeing and Cre-
ation is not yet come: which I am sure
you will advance; because else I am no
competent Subject of your favours, and
additions. I know, by your forbearing
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