Monday, February 14, 2011

Love letter....

Some time ago I was in the copy shop I used to frequent before I purchased my printer. I happen to notice a large copy of an old letter in the discard bin beside the copier I was using. I pulled it out and as I use vintage writing samples in my work, I threw it in with my papers. After I got home I looked closer at what was written. It was a love letter and marriage proposal from the 1800's. Following is an excerpt from the letter as written.
" Mif ever since I left your house My mind has been continually ruminating on your many amiable accomplishments. I am not precipitate Mif. Nor would I desire your hand if your heart did not accompany it. In short Mif I am once in love, yet I assure you that I am in real earnest and your own dear self is the object but perhaps you will ask how happens all this. I answer that I cannot tell how it happens."
He goes on to mention the proposal and she must decide if it is to her advantage or not. I wonder if she accepted ?
Happy Valentines Day......


  1. Wow, that is so cool. I once worked at a print center in a store. I lady had us copy a book she had put together of her grandmother's letters and pictures. One copy turned out upside down on the back page. I kept it. Reading the old way English was used is amazing.

  2. Oh I love this..there is something so wonderful about old letters and text.


  3. I wonder who would knowingly discard such a thing. Makes me a little sad to hear where you found it.

  4. Awww, I hope she accepted. He sounds like a dear. :)

  5. Oh, how romantic... The language is so old fashioned! Love all of your horses!... Donna