Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to Illustrate a Short History of England

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Harleian Miscellany, Vol. I, pp. 189 sq. World History

III.

THE EARLY STAGES OF THE REFORMATION

199.

He?? VIII to Anne Boleyn

My Mistress and Friend:

I and my heart put ourselves in your hands, begging you to recommend us to your favor, and not to let absence lessen your affection to us. For it were great pity to increase our pain, which absence alone does sufficiently, and more than I could ever have thought; bringing to my mind a point of astronomy, which is, that the farther the Moors are from us, the farther too is the sun, and yet his heat is the more scorching: so it is with our love; we are at a distance from one another, and yet it keeps its fervency, at least on my side. I hope the like on your part, assuring you that the uneasiness of absence is already too severe for me; and when I think of the continuance of that which I must of necessity suffer, it would seem intolerable to me, were it not for the firm hope I have of your unchangeable affection for me; and now, to put you sometimes in mind of it, and seeing I cannot be present in person with you, I send you the nearest thing to that possible, that is, my picture set in bracelets, with the whole device, which you know already, wishing myself in their place, when it shall please you.

This from the hand of

Your servant and friend,

H., REX.

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Chicago: "The Early Stages of the Reformation," Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to Illustrate a Short History of England in Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to Illustrate a Short History of England, ed. Edward Potts Cheyney (1861-1947) (Boston: Ginn, 1935, 1922), 336–337. Original Sources, accessed July 6, 2022, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=U3ZCDJU25FPQ29J.

MLA: . "The Early Stages of the Reformation." Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to Illustrate a Short History of England, in Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to Illustrate a Short History of England, edited by Edward Potts Cheyney (1861-1947), Boston, Ginn, 1935, 1922, pp. 336–337. Original Sources. 6 Jul. 2022. http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=U3ZCDJU25FPQ29J.

Harvard: , 'The Early Stages of the Reformation' in Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to Illustrate a Short History of England. cited in 1922, Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to Illustrate a Short History of England, ed. , Ginn, 1935, Boston, pp.336–337. Original Sources, retrieved 6 July 2022, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=U3ZCDJU25FPQ29J.