To Father Thomas Fitzherbert SJ,

Illustrissimus Collegium Anglicanum

Roma

From Maestro Giacomo Carissimi,

Grantville, USE

Second day of September, in our Lord's year 1634.

Esteemed Father,

 

Yes, I know that I am very delinquent in responding to your last letter—no, it is last letters, since you have written three times to me since I last set pen to paper. Mea culpa, Father Thomas, mea maxima culpa. In your last letter you charged me with indolence. Acquit me, please, dear Father. As busy as affairs in Rome and Venice have been, so you say, they have been even . . .

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