Bullinger Love Letter


But why are many words necessary! The sum of it all is, that the greatest, surest treasure
that you will find in me, is fear of God, piety, fidelity and love, which with joy I will show you, and labor, earnestness and industry, which will not be wanting in temporal things. Concerning high nobility and many thousand gulden, I can say nothing to you. But I know that what is necessary to us, will not be wanting. For Paul says, ‘We brought nothing into the world, and we will take nothing out. Therefore, if we have clothing and food it is enough.’

— Letter from Heinrich Bullinger to Anna, called the “first love letter of the Reformers”