Monday, April 16, 2007

Romantic Love Letter

... but I hope my dear Eliza you will find the justice to believe me, when I assure you the love I have for you is founded on the sacred principles of virtue and honour, and in consequence so long as you continue to be processed of these amiable qualities which first inspired my passion for you, so long must I continue to love you.



Believe me, my dear, it is love like this alone which can render the marriage state happy. People may talk of flames and raptures as long as they please, and a warm fancy, with a flow of youthful spirits, may make them feel something like what they describe; but sure I am the nobler feelings of the heart can only be the foundation of friendship, and it has always been my opinion that the married life was only a friendship, in a more exalted degree.

Robert Burns