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Seventeenth Love Letter of Henry to Anne Boleyn

Seventeenth Love Letter of Henry to Anne Boleyn

Aug 16, 2012

To inform you what joy it is to me to understand of your conformableness with reason, and of the suppressing of your inutile and vain thoughts with the bridle of reason. I assure you all the good in this world could not counterpoise for my satisfaction the knowledge and certainty thereof, wherefore, good sweetheart, continue the same, not only in this, but in...

Sixteenth Love Letter of Henry to Anne Boleyn

Sixteenth Love Letter of Henry to Anne Boleyn

Aug 16, 2012

The reasonable request of your last letter, with the pleasure also that I take to know them true, causeth me to send you these news. The legate which we most desire arrived at Paris on Sunday or Monday last past, so that I trust by the next Monday to hear of his arrival at Calais: and then I trust within a while after to enjoy that which I have so long longed...

Fifteenth Love Letter of Henry to Anne Boleyn

Fifteenth Love Letter of Henry to Anne Boleyn

Aug 16, 2012

DARLING, Though I have scant leisure, yet, remembering my promise, I thought it convenient to certify you briefly in what case our affairs stand. As touching a lodging for you, we have got one by my lord cardinal’s means, the like whereof could not have been found hereabouts for all causes, as this bearer shall more show you. As touching our other affairs, I...

Fourteenth Love Letter of Henry to Anne Boleyn

Fourteenth Love Letter of Henry to Anne Boleyn

Aug 16, 2012

MINE own SWEETHEART, this shall be to advertise you of the great elengeness that I find here since your departing; for, I ensure you methinketh the time longer since your departing now last, than I was wont to do a whole fortnight. I think your kindness and my fervency of love causeth it; for, otherwise, I would not have thought it possible that for so little a...

Thirteenth Love Letter of Henry to Anne Boleyn

Thirteenth Love Letter of Henry to Anne Boleyn

Aug 16, 2012

DARLING, I heartily recommend me to you, ascertaining you that I am not a little perplexed with such things as your brother shall on my part declare unto you, to whom I pray you give full credence, for it were too long to write. In my last letters I writ to you that I trusted shortly to see you, which is better known at London than with any that is about me,...