To my Lady.
Ryght Honorable, With owr most humble and dutyfull thankes, for your Ladyship's bountyfull goodnes towardes vs at all tymes, my Wyfe and I haue made boulde to present your Honourable good Ladyship with shuch poore and homely thynges, for a symple newyears gyfte, as thys place can aford, beshechyng that accordynge to your Ladyship's accustomed goodnes, you Wyll vouchesafe them in good part; and we shall praye most earnestly to God almyghtty, to send your Honourable Ladyship many happy and healfull new years. And so humbly cravyng your Ladyship's dayly blessyng to vs both, We most humbly take owr leave. Tutbery the last of December 1605.

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your Ladyship's humble and obedyent soonne.

Henry Cavendysshe:

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