[...] 7th February, 1506 First my willing service to you, dear Master. If it is well with you, I am as whole-heartedly glad as I should be for myself. I wrote to you recently. I hope the letter reached you. In the meantime my mother has written to me, chiding me for t writing to you, and has given me to understand that you are displeased with me because I do t write to you; and that I must excuse myself to you fully. And she is much worried about it, as is her wont. Now I do t kw what excuse to make, except that I am lazy about writing and that you have t been at home. But as [...].