February 12th, 1654.

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To Sir William Temple


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Twill be pleasinger to you, I am sure, to tell you how fond I am of your lock.

Well, in earnest now, and setting aside all compliment, I never saw finer hair, nor of a better colour; but cut no more on’t, I would not have it spoiled for the world.

If you love me, be careful on’t.

I am combing, and curling, and kissing this lock all day, and dreaming on’t all night.

The ring, too, is very well, only a little of the biggest.

Send me a tortoise-shell one to keep it on, that is a little less than that I sent for a pattern.

I would not have the rule absolutely true without exception that hard hairs are ill natured, for then I should be so.

But I can allow that all soft hairs are good, and so are you, or I am deceived as much as you are if you think I do not love you enough.

Tell me, my dearest, am I? You will not be if you think I am

Yours.

By Dorothy Osborne

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3 comments

      1. Marquis de Shade ( User Karma: 6 ) says:

        It was a trick question. Everything romantic can also be described as creepy hahahahaahahahahaha

        But Dorothy had a hair fetish imho

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