Henry VIII. to Anne Boleyn.
[ 1527? ]
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 whom 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 awhile after to enjoy that which I have so long longed for, to God's pleasure, and both our 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,1 with God's grace, to-morrow, mighty timely, to kill another, by the hand which, I trust, shortly shall be yours,
1 Intending, or purposing.