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of you familiar and ordinary in me,
though they have seldome the help of
this conveyance to your knowledge: I am
loth to leave; for as long as in any fashion,
I can have your brother and you here, you
make my house a kinde of Dorvey; but
since I cannot stay you here, I will come
thither to you; which I do, by wrapping up
in this paper, the heart of
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Your most affectionate servant
J. Donne.

To Sir Thomas Roe.

It is an ease to your friends abroad, that
you are more a man of businesse then
heretofore; for now it were an injury to
trouble you with a busie Letter. But by the
same reason I were inexcusable if I should
not write at all, since the lesse, the more ac-
ceptable; therefore, Sir, though I have no
more to say, but to renew the obligations
I have towards you, and to continue my
[CW: place]

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