November 16, 1814
My Heart –
We are thus far separated – but after all one mile is as bad as a thousand – which is a great consolation to one who must travel six hundred before he meets you again. If it will give you any satisfaction – I am as comfortless as a pilgrim with peas in his shoes – and as cold as Charity – Chastity or any other Virtue.
Lord Byron, English poet, to Annabella Milbanke, his future wife.
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