I saw this on one of my favorite sites How to be a Retronaut and I almost didn't share it. It's such a juicy tidbit to try and work into a story I wanted to keep it to myself but just couldn't. A 200 year old love letter has been found hidden in the arm of a chair in Gloucestershire, England bought at an estate sale in France. The letter is in French and written for a man to a woman. I can only imagine the recipient reading the letter in secret and quickly hiding it in a tear in the upholstery as someone enters the room.
“‘My dear small love, do not be worried, do you seriously believe I would tell anything to these people, who don’t understand anything about love?
“‘If someone insists that I say something, it will be anything but the dear love acquired by you, which is the great treasure hidden in my heart.
“‘I didn’t tell you to come yesterday because I didn’t have the opportunity, but do come every Tuesday around 5:30, and Fridays as well; I count/hope on you tomorrow.
“‘At the moment I write this letter, I can hear my aunt yelling, who else annoys us all day long, today and tomorrow.
“”My dear, I cover you with kisses and caresses until… I need you in this moment of desire. I love you.”