Excerpts from Famous Love Letters: Lord Randolph Churchill

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Famous Love Letters: Lord Randolph Churchill:

Dearest if you are as fond of me as I am of you…nothing human could keep us long apart.

This last week has seemed an eternity to me; Oh, I would give my soul for another of those days we had together not long ago…

My first and only love…Believe me ever to be

Yrs devotedly and lovingly,

Excerpts from Famous Love Letters: Lord Byron

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Famous Love Letters: Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, later George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron,  commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was a British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Some of  Byron’s best-known works are the  poems She Walks in Beauty, When We Two Parted, and So, we’ll go no more a roving. He is thought to be one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential.

Byron was celebrated in life for aristocratic excesses including huge debts, numerous love affairs, and self-imposed exile. He was famously described by Lady Caroline Lamb as “mad, bad and dangerous to know”.

Here are some quotes from his letters:

If all that I have said and done, and am still but too ready to say and do, have not sufficiently proved what my real feelings are and must be ever towards you, my love, I have no other proof to offer.

My Dearest & Most Beloved Friend

Bless you — ever & even more than ever.

Your most attached

Is there anything on earth or heaven would have made me so happy as to have made you mine long ago? and not less now than then, but more than ever at this time — you know I would with pleasure give up all here and all beyond the grave for you –

I was and am yours, freely and most entirely, to obey, to honour, love –and fly with you when, where, and how you yourself might and may determine.

November 16, 1814

My Heart –

We are thus far separated – but after all one mile is as bad as a thousand – which is a great consolation to one who must travel six hundred before he meets you again. If it will give you any satisfaction – I am as comfortless as a pilgrim with peas in his shoes – and as cold as Charity – Chastity or any other Virtue.

Lord Byron, English poet, to Annabella Milbanke, his future wife.

Excerpts from Famous Love Letters: Robert Burns

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Famous Love Letters: Robert Burns

Robert Burns wrote many love letters to assorted women during his relatively short  life. When I read his love letters and peruse some of his love poetry, it is easy to see why Robert Burns has become the Scottish National Poet.

Robert Burns had a number of love affairs. His is writing must have appealed to the hearts of the women to whom he wrote his love poems and romantic love letters.

Here are some of his romantic words:

The passion of love has need to be productive of much delight; as where it takes thorough possession of the man, it almost unfits him for anything else.

The lover who is certain of an equal return of affection, is surely the happiest of men; but he who is a prey to the horrors of anxiety and dreaded disappointment, is a being whose situation is by no means enviable.

Of this, my present experience gives me much proof.

To me, amusement seems impertinent, and business intrusion, while you alone engross every faculty of my mind.

May I request you to drop me a line, to inform me when I may wait upon you?

For pity’s sake, do; and let me have it soon.

In the meantime allow me, in all the artless sincerity of truth, to assure you that I truly am,

my dearest Madam,

your ardent lover, and devoted humble servant

Excerpts from Famous Love Letters: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Famous Love Letters: Elizabeth Barrett Browning:

You have touched me more profoundly than I thought even you could have touched me – my heart was full when you came here today.

Henceforward I am yours for everything.

And on

(10 January 1846)

Dear Robert Browning,

…Do you know, when you have told me to think of you, I have been feeling ashamed of thinking of you so much, of thinking of only you–which is too much, perhaps. Shall I tell you? It seems to me, to myself, that no man was ever before to any woman what you are to me–the fullness must be in proportion, you know, to the vacancy…and only I know what was behind–the long wilderness without the blossoming rose…and the capacity for happiness, like a black gaping hole, before this silver flooding. Is it wonderful that I should stand as in a dream, and disbelieve–not you–but my own fate?

Was ever any one taken suddenly from a lampless dungeon and placed upon the pinnacle of a mountain, without the head turning round and the heart turning faint, as mine do? And you love me more, you say? Shall I thank you or God? Both, indeed, and there is no possible return from me to either of you! I thank you as the unworthy may…and as we all thank God. How shall I ever prove what my heart is to you? How will you ever see it as I feel it?…

Excerpts From Famous Love Letters: Napoleon Bonaparte

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Famous Love Letters: Napoleon Bonaparte:

I wake filled with thoughts of you. Your portrait and the intoxicating evening which we spent yesterday have left my senses in turmoil.

Sweet incomparable Josephine, what a strange effect you have on my heart!

Yielding to the profound feelings which overwhelm me, I draw from your lips, from your heart a love which consumes me with fire?

Until then, mio dolce amor, a thousand kisses; but give me none in return, for they set my blood on fire.

Excerpts From Famous Love Letters: Ludwig von Beethoven

Ludwig von Beethoven Romantic ArtFamous Love Letters: Ludwig von Beethoven:

My angel, my all, my very self

We shall surely see each other soon; moreover, today I cannot share with you the thoughts I have had during these last few days touching my own life –

If our hearts were always close together, I would have none of these.

My heart is full of so many things to say to you – ah – there are moments when I feel that speech amounts to nothing at all –Cheer up – remain my true, my only treasure, my all as I am yours.

Ah, wherever I am, there you are also –

Much as you love me – I love you more –

Oh God – so near! so far!

Is not our love truly a heavenly structure, and also as firm as the vault of heaven?

my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, now and then joyfully, then sadly, waiting to learn whether or not fate will hear us –

I can live only wholly with you or not at all –

No one else can ever possess my heart – never – never –

Oh God, why must one be parted from one whom one so loves.

Be calm, only by a calm consideration of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together –

Be calm – love me – today – yesterday – what tearful longings for you – you – you – my life – my all – farewell.

Oh continue to love me – never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.

ever thine

ever mine

ever ours

Your faithful Ludwig

 

7 MORE LOVE NOTE IDEAS:

Reading Couple- Renoir 1. Make a scrapbook filled with photographs and mementos like ticket stubs, programs from events and brochures from places you’ve visited. Include a few romantic love notes that you’ve exchanged in your life together. It will be a keepsake that you will treasure forever. If you really get into this, make one each year as part of celebrating your wedding anniversary.

2. Leave a note: “I knew I loved you when…”

3. Write something sexy and naughty on a napkin and pass it to your mate in a restaurant.

4. Make a handmade card for your sweetie. You can find lots of cool material in the scrapbooking section of a craft store. For useful romantic love quotes , please follow the link.

5. Buy heart shaped sticky notes and use them liberally for your romantic notes.

6. Slip a note into your lover’s hand in a restaurant or bar. It could say “Meet me in the Bathroom”, “This is boring-let’s go home”, or “I Want You”.

7. Tree of Love: Find a pleasingly shaped bare branch. “Plant” the branch in an attractive pot with rocks (to weight it) and soil. Cut lots of hearts out of heavy colored paper (like card stock). Punch a hole in the top of each heart and thread colored spaghetti ribbon through the hole. Write a short love quotation or love message on each heart or write something you love about your sweetheart-one thing per heart. You can also glue small pictures of the two of you on some of the hearts. Hang the hearts on the “tree”. Optionally, you can put small twinkly lights on the tree before you add the hearts. This makes a sweet homemade romantic gift idea.