Uznur’s second letter to Moyri

His first letter, which he’s referring to in this one, doesn’t seem to have arrived. Nadaram Uznur Ozman to his wife, Ysellei Moyri astin Rhydin. Essle, on the Feast of Dayati or Timoine My dearest, I would say with the great poet “The rose-bud of my heart hath opened and bloomed under the rays of those sunny eyes, and the fine linen of my soul receiveth with ecstasy the lustres which pour from that moonlike brow”, and indeed now I have said it; but enough of this language which has so many words to praise one’s beloved with, and very few to be succinct and precise in. I shall continue in yours. As you will have heard from the messengers, our king –for I consider him mine as I consider myself of the Valdyan people since our marriage– has gained a great and glorious victory over the Khas at Aumen Síth, in concert with the former baroness of Lenay and the excellent general Beguyan. This causes me, to my great distress, to have to stay in Essle for another season at least as the King’s chancellor in order to procure for each man or woman what is due to them. […]