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To your selfe.

If I shall never be able to do you any reall
service, yet you may make this profit of
me, that you be hereafter more cautelous
in receiving into your knowledge, per-
sons so uselesse, and importune. But be-
fore you come to so perfect a knowledge of
me, as to abandon me, go forward in
your favours to me, so farre, as to deliver
this Letter according to the addresse. I
think I should not come nearer his presence
then by a Letter: and I am sure, I would
come no other way, but by you. Be you
therefore pleased, by these noble favours to
me, to continue in me the comfort which
I have in being

Your very humble and thankfull servant
Drury house, 23 Sept.
J. Donne.
[CW: To]

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