“My dearest, beloved Emma, the dear friend of my bosom” - Lord Nelson to Emma Hamilton circa. 1805
“My love is selfish. I cannot breathe without you. Yours for ever” - John Keats to Fanny Brawne circa. 1817
“….for that were making a comparison where t’is impossible to expresse the true passion and kindnesse I have for my dearest, dearest Fubs. C & L” - King Charles II of England to Louise de Kerouaille
“My dearest Girl….” - John Keats to Fanny Brawne circa. 1817
“Ma chere amie” - Giacomo Casanova to a lady (perhaps his beloved Henriette), sent from Parma in presumably the 1740s.
“Ewig dein, ewig mein, ewig unß (Forever yours, forever mine, forever us) - Ludwig van Beethoven to his mysterious “Immortal Beloved” in the famous 1812 letter.
The drawing of an angel (with labels of anatomy e.g. her hairdo, her breasts) - from a dirty letter written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Maria Anna Thekla circa. 1780
~ how to start and finish a love letter, with help from great lovers of the past.