Letter Sixteenth To Anne Boleyn

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 assure you there can be no more done, nor more diligence used,

nor all manner of dangers better both foreseen and provided for, so that

I trust it shall be hereafter to both our comforts, the specialities

whereof were both too long to be written, and hardly by messenger to be

declared. Wherefore, till you repair hither, I keep something in store,

trusting it shall not be long to; for I have caused my lord, your father,

to make his provisions with speed; and thus for lack of time, darling, I

make an end of my letter, written with the hand of him which I would were


H. R.