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<TITLE THE DEVILS LAW-CASE.> TO THE RIGHT WORTHIE, AND ALL-ACCOMPLISHT GENTLEMAN, SIR THOMAS FINCH, KNIGHT BARONET. SIR,LET IT NOT APPEARE STRANGE, THAT I DOE ASPIRE TO YOUR PATRONAGE. THINGS THAT TASTE OF ANY GOODNESSE,LOVE TO BEE SHELTER'D NEERE GOODNESSE:NOR DO I FLATTER IN THIS(WHICH I HATE)ONELY TOUCH AT THE ORIGINALL COPY OF YOUR VERTUES. SOME OF MY OTHER WORKS,AS THE WHITE DEVILL,THE DUTCHESSE OF MALFI, GUISE,AND OTHERS,YOU HAVE FORMERLY SEENE;I PRESENT THIS HUMBLY TO KISSE YOUR HANDS,AND TO FIND YOUR ALLOWANCE. NOR DOE I MUCH DOUBT IT,KNOWING THE GREATEST OF THE CAESARS,HAVE CHEERE- FULLY ENTERTAIN'D LESSE POEMS THEN THIS:AND HAD I THOUGHT IT UNWORTHY.I HAD NOT ENQUIRED AFTER SO WORTHY A PATRONAGE. YOUR SELFE I UNDERSTAND,TO BEE ALL CURTESIE. I DOUBT NOT THEREFORE OF YOUR ACCEPTANCE,BUT RESOLVE,THAT MY ELECTION IS HAPPIE. FOR WHICH FAVOUR DONE MEE,I SHALL EVER REST YOUR WORSHIPS HUMBLY DEVOTED, . . .