Citations

Page/Folio No.: 9798Letter #: 544

Pleaseth your Ladyship to be advertised that I received your letter by Clifford, and where your ladyship writ touching Mr. George's coat, the velvet was bought long since, but because the tailor's man was sick I would not suffer it to be mde till such time I knew what would become of the tailor's man, in whom, indeed, at length proved that there was no parcel of sickness: for if it had not been for this cause he had had the same at the King's being there, for that was wholly my mond and pretence; but I thought it better he to be without a new coat than to abide the danger of the plague. Madam, his coat is made, and sent him by the receiver of Hyde, both long and large, and no fear but it shall serve him any day this v years with little reparation, for it is very good velvet, and (being not Lucca velvet) there is no better worn. I had it of Christopher Campion--it cost xijs. the yard--whom at St. Andrew's tide your ladyship must needs have in remembrance; and likewise the draper for such stuff as Mr. Basset and his man hath had, for the which I am bounden. And where your ladyship willed me to make Mr. George a coat of damask or of some other silk, truly, a coat of damask or silk were skant to serve him one year, and is much sooner worn than this will be.

Notes:

for more on this velvet coat, see letter 541

Letter From: John Husee, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 11-1-1536
Page/Folio No.: 99Letter #: 546

According to your commandment James, your servant, hath departed again to you, and before he left he contented and hath paid the tailor that hath made the gown for your son George, to whom he hath delivered, for the cord and for three ells of velvet, for that the said tailor had not enough of it, and also for Bourgray for his pains and for his wages, in all xl sous of our money. It may please you to send some cloth for his gown to the tailor, who telleth me it must have three guards, and if it will please you to command me to buy the fur I will gladly do so.

Notes:

for more on this velvet coat, see letters 541 and 544

Letter From: Jehan des Gardins, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 12-5-1536
Page/Folio No.: 108Letter #: 551

And as for shirts and hoses and all other gear, a' shall lack none.

Notes:

this letter is written about James Basset.

Letter From: Alexander Aylmer, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 11-4-1533
Page/Folio No.: 108Letter #: 552

And as concerning your young gentleman // becauseI would he should be well seen unto by a woman for his dressing and ordering / for because as yet he is too young to shift for himself // I have set him with William Edmunds my under-steward / where I warrant you he is well ordered

Notes:

This letter is written about James Basset, and the Abbot writes an almost identical one to Lady Lisle.

Letter From: Hugh Cook, Abbot of Reading, Letter To: Lord Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 11-20-1533
Page/Folio No.: 115Letter #: 556

Howbeit they wi[ll take] no charge of his apparel, to receive it by bill: but they [desire] that there may be one continually waiting upon h[im], to keep his apparel and to make answer for it,and to 'ray him in the morning

Notes:

This letter is written about James Basset, who had just moved to Paris.

Letter From: John Worth, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 8-13-1535
Page/Folio No.: 121Letter #: 562

I shall not forget to know further of Mr. Poyet his pleasure, at his return, concerning winter apparel and necessary expenses.

Notes:

This letter is written about James Basset.

Letter From: Thomas Rainolde, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 9-21-1535
Page/Folio No.: 125Letter #: 566

I gave him a little remembrance of that I have paid for his apparel, which cometh to iiijli xiijs vijd sterling, although my letters last written to your ladyship make not mention of so much, for since that I have laid out for other things, and somewhat I was deceived in casting the former sum for haste. This apparel that was bought for him against Whitsuntide might well 'a been spared if we had thought your ladyship would 'a sent for him so soon.

Notes:

This letter is written about James Basset.

Letter From: Antony Barker, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 6-20-1536
Page/Folio No.: 128Letter #: 568

Your servant James and i have bought viij ells of black damaks at xvj stoeters the ell, and five quarters of velvet at lx sols the ell; but we have not been able to find trimmings for the cap of your son George, nor yet cloth for a gown for the winter of the same color as that of your son James. Wherefore your servant would fain know if it please you to send the cloth from Calais, for methinketh that there one may buy it good cheap.

Notes:

steoters=stuivers or styvers, the Dutch penny or any small coin
sols--shillings?

Letter From: Jehan des Gardins, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 11-30-1536
Page/Folio No.: 128Letter #: 569

To accomplish your command I send you back your son James Basset, as also his clothing, as your servants have desired me.

Letter From: Jehan des Gardins, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 12-6-1536
Page/Folio No.: 143Letter #: 571

Madame, and it might please you, I would heartily desire you to send me some demi-worsted for a gown, and a kirtle of velvet, and also some linen to make smocks, and some hosen and shoes. I send you back again the gold ornaments which I brought with me, because I know not how to make use of them here. I heartily beseech you that it may please you to send me some others. I have need of three ells of red cloth to make me a cloak, with a hood of satin.

Notes:

demi-worsted trans. of demy ostade
kirtle trans. of cotte (coste?)
linen trans. of toile

Letter From: Anne Basset, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 5-11-1534
Page/Folio No.: 147Letter #: 574

Madame, I give you most hearty thanks for the cypres and the pins and the sleeves that it hath pleased you to send me.

Notes:

cypres trans. of grezes, i.e. creze=crespes, cypres, cobweb lawn (Cotgrave)

Letter From: Madame de Bours, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 8-9-1534
Page/Folio No.: 150Letter #: 578

Madame, I would most eranestly entreat you that if I am to pass the winter in France I may have some gown to pass it in, as I am all out of apparel for every day. Madame, I know well that I am very costly unto you, but it is not possible to do otherwise, there are so many little trifling things which are here necessary which are not needed in England, and one must do as others do. Madame, I have received some shoes and some hosen which are too small for me: I beseech you of your goodness to send me some others.

Letter From: Anne Basset, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 8-17-1535
Page/Folio No.: 154Letter #: 580

And in the meantime, that you would be so good lady unto her to send her cloth for her gown, as that which she hath of demi-worsted is too cold for this season. Also she has need of a jaseran to put on a touret, if it might please you to send her one

Notes:

*Normally a jaseran is a necklace--collier is one of the synonyms. Madame de Riou explains, however, that what is needed is 'ung Jasering pour metter sus ung touret', that is, on her head-tire or coiffe; and when she writes that she has procured one for Anne (No. 585), she says it can be worn either as a girdle or on the head, which suggests that it was the jewelled band for what Enlart calls 'le touret de front' and describes as 'le bandeau qui entoure horizontalement le crane.'*

Letter From: Madame de Riou, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 10-31-1535
Page/Folio No.: 154Letter #: 581

And as for the cloth that you have sent, I shall have both the gown and the kirtle made even as you write to me.

Notes:

the gown and kirtle made for Anne Basset

Letter From: Madame de Riou, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 11-2-1535
Page/Folio No.: 157Letter #: 583

My servant showeth me that ye have made my daughter a robe furred with white. I pray you send me word what it cost, and I shall send you.

Notes:

see bill enclosed with no. 626

This is taken from notes on the back of Madame de Bours' letter which were probably dictated and later transcribed with appropriate flourishes as a letter in reply. after 11-4

Letter From: Lady Lisle, Letter To: Madame de Bours
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 11-4-1535
Page/Folio No.: 158Letter #: 584

Madame, since it hath pleased you to write to Madame de Riou she hath procured for me a very fine jaseran, for the which I most humbly beseech you that you will send her its costs.

Letter From: Anne Basset, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 3-12-1536
Page/Folio No.: 160Letter #: 585

Madame, I sent you the bill of the cost of the jaseran which I have had made for the gentlewoman your daughter, even as it hath pleased you to write to me to do. It can be worn on the head or at the waist, as one wishes.

Notes:

notes for Lady Lisle's reply (on the back of the letter) say: *Madame, I will send you by my servant Jehan Smyth as well the money of such parties as it pleased you to lay out for my daughter before she went forth with you, as also that for the jaseran, for the which I heartily thank you.* (p. 161)

Letter From: Madame de Riou, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 3-12-1536
Page/Folio No.: 162Letter #: 587

My said lady of Bours as yet hath not had my dress of satin mended, because to this hour she hath been right occupied with her affairs.

Notes:

see no. 626

Letter From: Mary Basset, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 3-13-1536
Page/Folio No.: 165Letter #: 588

I owe a pair of shoes to the gentlewoman who seeth to my wants which I lost at play with her. I greatly wish that my lady my mother would send them to her.

Letter From: Mary Basset, Letter To: Philippa Basset
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 3-13-1536
Page/Folio No.: 1667Letter #: 590

Madame, I humbly thank you for the beautiful white girdle it hath pleased you to send me.

it will be long ere I shall need to ask for anything, for my garments are well mended, and for the present I lack nothing save that all my sleeves that I have to wear are all worn out as Jehan Semyt will inform you. I lack of nothing at this present save but for sleeves, if it would please you to send me some when there shall be one that cometh into these parts.

Letter From: Mary Basset, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 3-24-1536
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