Letter Seventeenth To Anne Boleyn

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

for, to God's pleasure and our both comforts.

No more to you at this present, mine own darling, for lack of time, but

that I would you were in mine arms, or I in yours, for I think it long

since I kissed you.

Written after the killing of a hart, at eleven of the clock, minding, with

God's grace, to-morrow, mightily timely, to kill another, by the hand

which, I trust, shortly shall be yours.