Draft of My Marriage Proposal to Miss Lynn McC -- Your Comments Invited
Posted by Patrick D on January 21, 1998 at 11:08:38:
In response to LOL!!!, written by May on January 20, 1998 at 20:46:11
I have brought you here, to this beautiful place, because I can wait no longer. It is time for me to speak my mind: You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope -- for, while I dare to ask, it is you who will decide.
You are the finest lady I know. Your mother was right: I do believe that you were born an angel and that you have become a perfect angel. I offer myself to you with a heart more yours than mine. For nine years I have known you and admired you; from the first moment I have felt for you. For nine months I have courted you; from the first evening I have loved you.
And always my intentions have been clear. Unjust I may have been on occasion; weak and sad, but never inconstant. It is you who sustain me. For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Indeed you have! You have been trusting and brave in stormy weather.
Too good, too excellent creature! You do men justice, indeed. You believe that there can be true attachment and constancy among us. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating, in me.
You are like the bouquet of roses that is always with you: colorful and fragrant, yet elegant; fresh, feminine, refined. It is quite enough for you "to be," and yet you are meant to be only in the most beautiful places, among the best company. Always I shall honor you, Lynn.
Applauding your uniqueness, bowing to your independence, still I insist that we belong together. We are the same kind.
I have asked the Ambassador for his blessing; he laid his hands upon me. Your mother, your brother -- they, too, approve of this union. To the extent that we face challenges, as many couples do, may it comfort you to know that our little family would enjoy the support of your entire family.
And so the time has come at last; the time that I have waited for, patiently; the time to ask for your hand. You know what I am. You hear nothing but truth from me. Truly I love you more dearly with each passing day. And dearest you will always be, whatever the event of this hour's conversation -- my dearest, most beloved Lynn.
Tell me at once: Say "Yes" if you will marry me. Say "No" if it is to be said. Promising you all the happiness that a man can offer a lady, I beg you most fervently to be my bride. Will you marry me, Lynn? One word, one look, will be answer enough.
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