Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 5, 1534-1554. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1873.
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|August 10. MS. St. Mark's Library, Cod. xxiv. Cl. x. No date. Printed in v. 2. pp. 80–82. “Epistolarum Reginaldi Poli.” Date 10th Aug.||155. Cardinal Pole to Cardinal Gasparo Contarini.|
|Expatiates on the more than brotherly kindness of the Bishop of Liège, without which the Papal Legate would have had no safe resting place. The opportunity is favourable for aiding him in a matter which will be fully detailed in a letter from the Bishop of Verona to D. Carlo da Fano. Requests Contarini to favour this business with the Pope. Is ready to return on receiving the Pope's commands; nor would he have delayed so long had not Giberti, returning from the Queen's Court (fn. 1) and from Liège, brought home a message from the Bishop, who wishes Pole to stay with him for a few days, he being at a distance of eight miles from Liège, where he is to arrive in two days. Contarini will learn the remaining news from the letters of Priuli.|
|Liège, 10th August.|
|[Latin, 38 lines.]|
|August 21. MS. St. Mark's Library, Cod. xxiv. Cl. x. No date Printed in v. 2. pp. 88–89. “Epistolarum Reginaldi Poli.” Date 10th Aug.||156. Cardinal Pole to Cardinal Gasparo Contarini.|
|Perceiving the state of affairs in England, should think it advisable to remain at Liège, but as the Pope commands him to return he will do so, although, owing to the rage of the enemy, the road will not be safe for him. Hopes, however, to escape all peril, through the care of the Bishop of Liège, to whom he owes so much. Tomorrow they will set out; and on again seeing the Pope and Contarini, Pole will fancy himself in the presence of his country and his relatives.|
|Liège, 21st August.|
|[Latin, 28 lines.]|