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I Shall Love Thee To Eternity

When he proposed marriage to poet Elizabeth Barrett, poet Robert Browning picked a book at random from the library, and asked the book to predict the future of their love.

The book turned out to be an Italian grammar text, and not particularly promising.

Browning opened the book without looking, and chanced upon a sentence used as a translation exercise: "If we love in the other world as we do in this," the sentence read, "I shall love thee to eternity."

Not only did his wife love him, she wrote her immortal poems, Sonnets from the Portugese for him.

Today is my beloved's 40th Birthday, and while not a great poet such as Elizabeth I do dedicate this entry to him.

Happy Birthday Matthew!

Source: They Did What? By Bob Fenster (c) 2002



Comment from: matthew [Member] Email ·
Thank you, my love! :)
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