“I do not love thee anymore; on the contrary I detest thee. Thou art horrid, very awkward, very stupid, a very Cinderella. Thou dost not write me at all, thou dost not love thy husband; thou knowest the pleasure that thy letters afford him, and thou dost not write him six lines of even haphazard scribble…..In truth I am anxious, my good amie at not receiving your news……..I hope before long to press you in my arms and shall shower on you a million burning kisses as under The Equator.”
Charming stuff but I have not found anything as endearing in the Wellington story. Maybe you know better?