Excerpts from Famous Love Letters: Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Famous Love Letters: Nathaniel Hawthorne:

Dearest, – I wish I had the gift of making rhymes, for methinks there is poetry in my head and heart since I have been in love with you.

You are a Poem.

Of what sort, then? Epic?

Mercy on me, no! A sonnet?

No; for that is too labored and artificial.

You are a sort of sweet, simple, gay, pathetic ballad, which Nature is singing, sometimes with tears, sometimes with smiles, and sometimes with intermingled smiles and tears.

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