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Love Letter 6

TO MY MISTRESS. Because
the time seems very long since
I heard concerning your health and
you, the great afFeftion I have for
you has induced me to send you this
bearer, to be better informed of your
health and pleasure, and because,
since my parting from you, I have
been told that the opinion in which
I left you is totally changed, and that
you would not come to court either
with your mother, if you could, or in
any other manner; which report, if
true, I cannot sufficiently marvel at,
because I am sure that I have since
never done any thing to offend you,
and it seems a very poor return for the
great love which I bear you to keep
me at a distance both from the speech
and the person of the woman that I
esteem most in the world: and if you
love me with as much affection as I
hope you do, I am sure that the dis-
tance of our two persons would be
a little irksome to you, though this
does not belong so much to the mis-
tress as to the servant.

Consider well, my mistress, that
absence from you grieves me sorely,
hoping that it is not your will that
it should be so; but if I knew for cer-
tain that you voluntarily desired it,
I could do no other than mourn my
ill-fortune, and by degrees abate my
great folly. And so, for lack of time,
I make an end of this rude letter, be-
seeching you to give credence to this
bearer in all that he will tell you
from me.

Written by the hand of your en-
tire Servant,

H.R.

6 thoughts on “Love Letter 6”

  1. Lizz says:

    I found this website very interesting.
    As i am in love with henry i am, very jealous of anne xxxx

    1. smitha says:

      you envy her?… you know he chopped off her head right…

    2. Occilia Simpson says:

      I love how Henry felt so deeply about everything. He was a passionate man.

  2. Sev says:

    “I am sure that I have since
    never done any thing to offend you,
    and it seems a very poor return for the
    great love which I bear you to keep
    me at a distance both from the speech
    and the person of the woman that I
    esteem most in the world”

    Aww poor Henry. I love this letter <3

  3. Danielle khan says:

    henry wrote some adorable letters to his girly girly

  4. Renee Lee says:

    the bearer brought an additional message:” give credence to all that he will tell you from me.” Now THAT is what i’d like to hear, but never will. I can only imagine…… like the cipher, it is this type of mystery that intrigues me most.

    When you think about it, as things went south later on and Henry became Anne’s worst enemy and murderer, reflecting on these letters and their seemingly false statements to always cherish her and her alone, is quite sickening to me.

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