Citations

Page/Folio No.: 166Letter #: 589

My daughter d'Agincourt recommendeth her humbly to your good grace, and most humbly thanks you for the girdle of St. Rose and for the white cloth that you sent her.

Notes:

Byrne speculates about St. Rose: *Nothing suggests a reference to St. Rose of Viterbo, and St. Rose of Lima was not born until 1568. ?Some local saint of north-eastern France.*

Letter From: Madame de Bours, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 3-24-1536
Page/Folio No.: 16970Letter #: 592

Madame, I would beseech you to send me some linen to make me smocks, which shall not be so thin as that which you last sent me, with some pairs of hosen, and a little money for my devotions.

Letter From: Anne Basset, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 3-24-1536
Page/Folio No.: 170Letter #: 592

I send you by the bearer money to buy you smocks, because ye say that which I sent you was too thin. I send you also hose-cloths, because the hosier here knoweth not the bigness of your leg.

Notes:

This is taken from notes for Lady Lisle's reply to no. 592.

Letter From: Lady Lisle, Letter To: Anne Basset
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 4-16-1536
Page/Folio No.: 173Letter #: 596

She hath received the velvet that you did send to her to make her a gown, also the six crowns, and the border that before you sent her.

My daughter recommends her humbly to your good favour, and thanketh you for the shoes and hosen that it hath pleased you to send her.

Notes:

She=Mary Bassett

Letter From: Madame de Bours, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 11-17-1536
Page/Folio No.: 173Letter #: 597

My brother hath sent me a chain for the neck.

Notes:

chain trans. for coller 'collier, a coller (or chaine) of gold etc. for the necke' (Contgrave)

Letter From: Mary Basset, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 12-23-1536
Page/Folio No.: 182Letter #: 599

Also, Madame, it grieveth me that I have given you the trouble to beg of you three quarters of a yard of something beautiful for the veil of the tabernacle of the Blessed Sacrament

Notes:

see no. 600 for delivery of this fabric

Letter From: Anthoinette de Saveuses, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Gender Neutral
Date: 11-5-1536
Page/Folio No.: 182Letter #: 600

Madame, please it you to be advertised that I have received you letter and an ell of violet satin, for the which I most humbly thank you

Madame, I beseech you that it may please you to accept in gree a pair of nightcaps that I send you for my lord the Deputy, beseeching you that I may be humbly recommended to his good grace. Madame, I understand by the contents of your letter that as you have recieved but two pairs you have not received all, for the which I am very sorry. Madame, I ensure you that when they are soiled one can wash these coifs with white soap, as with other linen.

Madame, if I thought it would give you pleasure I would very gladly send you a pair of nightcaps made after another fashion for your own use.

Notes:

see no. 599 for request for fabric

Letter From: Anthoinette de Saveuses, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female and Male
Date: 1-12-1536
Page/Folio No.: 185Letter #: 602

I perceive that you desire to have nightcaps, but your man told me that those which before time you have had were too deep. Madame, I fully understand, and what your good pleasure is how they shall be made, and will be diligent to give them to understand; but I think they will be as I would have them if the are made in our monastery. I have no doubt but that they will make them more accoridng to your pleasure. madame, I send you all that I can thus come by, two dozen for women and a half dozen for men. i do not know, Madame, if they shall be more accordant to your pleasure, but it will be a great comfort to me if the religieuses can do you such service as to your honourable and excellent person doth rightly appertain. As to the price, the caps for men they sell as viij sous, and those for women at vj and a half, Flanders money. If they suit you not I can furnish you with what it may please you to command of me.

Letter From: Anthoinette de Saveuses, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female and Male
Date: 3-24-1536
Page/Folio No.: 194Letter #: 607

Madame, I have caused to be made vj dozen of coifs, as you have asked of me.

Notes:

not dated--autumn 1537?

Letter From: Anthoinette de Saveuses, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female and Male
Page/Folio No.: 196Letter #: 609

I beg of you that you will give my most humble thanks to my lord my father for the demi-ducat which he sent me. He promised me by Jensemy that he would give me present of a gown.

Letter From: Mary Basset, Letter To: Philippa Basset
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 1-17-1537
Page/Folio No.: 196Letter #: 609

I beg of you that you will give my most humble thanks to my lord my father for the demi-ducat which he sent me. He promised me by Jensemy that he would give me present of a gown.

Letter From: Mary Basset, Letter To: Philippa Basset
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 1-17-1537
Page/Folio No.: 197

present of hose

Notes:

The letter is not included, but Byrne remarks that Madame de Bours thanked Lady Lisle for a present of hose.

Letter From: Madame de Bours, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 1-17-1537
Page/Folio No.: 200Letter #: 614

As to the money which it hath pleased you to send for Montmorency's horse, I will procure therewith for Mademoiselle your daughter the border for twenty crowns

Notes:

there is a complicated transaction involving a horse, the upshot being an extra 30 crowns, which were spent on Mary Basset. see also no. 615

Letter From: Madame de Bours, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 3-17-1537
Page/Folio No.: 201Letter #: 615

And as concerning the border costing twenty crowns which you desired Madame to procure for me, she hath sent to Paris for it for me, and she saith she will have a gown made for me this summer.

I have seen my Lady Wallop when she passed through this place, whom I besought to remember me to my lord for the gown which he promised to give me.

Letter From: Mary Basset, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 3-17-1537
Page/Folio No.: 2023Letter #: 617

Madame, Madame de Bours entirely recommendeth her to your good favour. She hath willed me to write to you to hold her excused that she doth not write to you at this time. It hath pleased our Lord to take from her Monsieur de Bours, her husband. She is in great distress, as you may well believe. She hath charged me to ask of you whether it would displease you that I should be apparelled in mourning. It seems to her that it would not look well that I should be differently attired in her company at present.

Notes:

see no. 618

Letter From: Mary Basset, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 4-5-1537
Page/Folio No.: 203Letter #: 618

I shall put mademoiselle your daughter into mourning attire as I understand that you will not be miscontented therewith.

Notes:

see no. 617

Letter From: Madame de Bours, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 4-16-1537
Page/Folio No.: 204Letter #: 619

I thank you most humbly for the laces which you have sent me, and the little piece of border has been given to the little son of Mademoiselle d'Agincourt. Whilst the Queen was in town, Madame de Bours made me take off my mourning apparel to go to see the Court.

Madame, I have promised a pair of hosen of kersey to a man, if it would please you to send me the same, for the which I most humbly thank you.

Notes:

kersey trans. from 'cresge'

Letter From: Mary Basset, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 4-25-1537
Page/Folio No.: 507Letter #: 781

not in a letter but in promissory note related to no. 781:

I John Husee gentleman one of the King's Retinue in Calais knowledge and confess by this present to have received of Christopher Campion of london mercer x yds. of black satin at vijs viijd, the which is to the use of my Lady Lysle for her son Mr. John Basset, which I bind me in the said Lady Lysle's behalf to see paid unto the said Christopher or his assigns at Easter next coming after the date of this present. In witness whereof I have written this present with my own hand the xxijth day of November. anno Regni Regis Henrici viijo xxviijmo by me John Husee.

Notes:

fabric

Letter From: John Husee
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Male
Date: 11-22-1536
Page/Folio No.: 2056Letter #: 621

Madame, I have received your letters and your presents of a half dozen of cramp rings and a gold crown, for the which I most humbly thank you.

My most honoured lady, I cannot express to you how greatly I am rejoiced to find by the contents of your letters that my Lord the Deputy doth affect the nightcaps, of which I send you a pair, and if you would have more of them I am heartily glad to make you present thereof

Madame, I beseech you, that it may be your good pleasure to declare to me the virtues of the cramp rings as I know none other virtue save for the said cramp.

Notes:

many many mentions of cramp rings

Letter From: Anthoinette de Saveuses, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female and Male
Date: 5-19-1537
Page/Folio No.: 206Letter #: 622

And if it were not for the apparel which I wear I would myself have come to see you again

Notes:

her apparel is mourning for her recently departed husband

Letter From: Madame de Bours, Letter To: Lady Lisle
Volume: 3, Gender Association: Female
Date: 5-19-1537
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