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and my writing this Sermon is too equall:
that that your Ladiship heard in a hoarse
voyce then, you read in a course hand now:
but in thankfulnesse I shall lift up my hands
as clean as my infirmities can keep them,
and a voyce as clear as his spirit shall
be pleased to tune in my prayers in all places
of the world, which shall either sustain or
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Your Ladiships humble servant
in Christ Iesus
J. D.

To Sir H.R.

If a whole year be but Annus ab Annulo,
because it returnes into it self, what An-
nulus shall be diminutive enough, to express
our weekly revolutions? In chaines the least
linkes have most curiosity, but that can be
no emblem of us: but they have also the
most strength, and that may. The first sphere
onely which is resisted by nothing, absolves
his course every day; and so doth true
friendship well placed, often iterate in act
[CW: or]

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