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To the ryght honorable hys Synguler
good Lady the ... of Shrewsbury
at Shelfeld Castell
in hollomshyre
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Havyng occasyon convenyent to wryte vnto yor Ladyshypp, I ha...
thought good gladly to attempe the same/ humbly beseechyng yow
to deale wth my L. yor husbande, that where hys howse at cowlhar...
may (as I suppose (for a tyme) bee spared, for the pleasuryng
of on of hys and yor noble frendes) that yt woold please hym ...
Lend the same (vntyll owr Ladye day) vnto the Lady Mary
Sydney/ of the condytyon of whose habylytee to requyte both yor
curtesyes heerin, as I know yow both fully resolved/, so of the
redy thankfulness of hyr mynd in all such honorable offyces of
vertue I assure my selfe ye posses no les assuraunce/ besydes
the wch ye shall as yt were whett and refresshe the memory of
both my noble lordes hyr brethren wth contynuance of my L.
and yowrs lastyng frendshypp to theyr howse/ thus knowyng s...
perswasyons of myne needfull where yow bothe honor so much I...
cease from larger speech heerin, sygnyfying only thys that
the same effect I delt wth Mr Batman at hys last bee...
heere at the court, wher I remayne redy and gladd to d...
my L. and yow the honor and servyce I can/ beeyng my se...
(by the carfullnes of my noble frendes w of whom my la...
for whom I wryte hath beene the cheefe) farr happyer to doe
yow servyce then euer I was before/ as knoweth god to wh...
I pray for yor L. long and glad prosperytee/ awaytyng yor
curtyse and noble answer heerof/ ffrom the court thys
xixth of Novembr./.
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/ / /

yor Ladyshypps humble as I know
ye dout ...

R...e

torne ouer

My very good Ladie, fyndinge my Coosen Candishe your vmble well willer and
faythfull folowere. This well disposed in my behalf to truble your L.pe I thoght
good also with my wonted assured honoringe off you, To salute you good Madame
with souche comendacions as my hart ^cane^ t tThinke no more In good Will to enny
and so restinge at your Lps Comandment. with my Lyck Sute with Mr ...
for your L.ps howse, I comit you good Madame To the almightie. your L.ps assured
yf it pleas you Madame to shew me this fauore. I shall think my self
... vnto you my Comendacions

M Sydney
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my none I se my lady sedney ys desyrus to haue
your howse thys wynter. yf yett plese you
that she haue yett apone ondecyone that yf
you come to london your selfe that then you
may haue yett apone ij dayes warnynge to
be made redy for you. ^yett were not amesse^ I am of openyon you
shall not come there afore ester god grante
you may be ther then yn good sorte, I wyll
sett my workes yn as good order as I cane
and come to you of saterday come senett
and soner yf you c se causse, ^yf^ you lende
your howse I prey you sende synnyfy your
plesure to bylbrowe. by thys barare hare
fottmane who brought me thys latter
latter fare well my deare none thys monday
nyght
yours

EShrouesbu...

To my lorde
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