Imprisoned following his secret marriage to Anne More, Donne refers to God joining in his punishment "with increasing my sicknes," and he begs Egerton to "lessen that Correction, which your just wisdome hath destind for me."
Bifolium, with red wax seal (sheaf of seven snakes) on address leaf
Washington, D.C., Folger Shakespeare Library, 2004-2005. Letterwriting in Renaissance England (catalog entry 57)
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Extended title: Autograph letter signed from John Donne, Fleet Prison, to Sir Thomas Egerton 1601/1602 February 12