The argument of my letters to your lordship rather increaseth than spendeth; it being only the desire I have to salute you: which, by your absence is more augmented than abated. For me to write your lordship occurrences either of Scottish brags or Irish plants or Spanish ruffling, or Low Country states, were (besides that it is alienum quidam from mine own humour) to forget to whom I write; save that you, that know true advertisement, sometimes desire and delight to hear common reports; as we that know but common reports desire to hear the truth. But to leave such as to write to your fortunes, I write to yourself in regard of my love to you, you being as near to me in heart's blood as in blood of descent. This day I had the contentment to see your father upon occasion; and methought his lordship's countenance was not decayed, nor his cough vehement; but his voice was as faint all the while as at first.
Thus, wishing your lordship a happy and speedy return, I commend you to the Divine Majesty.