To write in verse has been my pleasing choice


To the Rt. Honble the Lady Tufton Upon Adressing to me the first Letter that Ever she Writt at the Age of--

Primary Text:

MS Folger, 298-9.

Secondary Ed:

1903 Reynolds prints Folger text, 77-9.


This was written in response to Serena's earliest letter to Finch, perhaps one written in response to the above poem. It occurs late in the MS Folger, and was perhaps kept by Serena until she married in 1708 (April 29th to be exact).
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