Napoleon Bon­a­parte (1769–1821) to Joséphine

Country Life Every Week - - My Favourite Painting Peter May -

I do not love thee anymore; on the con­trary, I de­test thee. Thou art hor­rid, very awk­ward, very stupid, a very Cin­derella. Thou dost not write me at all, thou dost not love thy hus­band; thou know­est the plea­sure that thy letters af­ford him, and thou dost not write him six lines of even hap­haz­ard scrib­ble... In truth, I am anx­ious, my good amie, at not re­ceiv­ing your news... I hope be­fore long to press you in my arms and shall shower on you a mil­lion burn­ing kisses as un­der the Equa­tor

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