I have something stupid and ridiculous to tell you. I am foolishly writing to you instead of having told you this, I do not know why, when returning from that walk.
To-night I shall be annoyed at having done so. You will laugh in my face, will take me for a maker of phrases in all my relations with you hitherto. You will show me the door and you will think I am lying.
I am in love with you. I have been thus since the first day I called on you.
Alfred de Musset
Alfred was a popular French poet and dramatist. He wrote this letter to Amantine Aurore Dudevant who was a French writer. She was later romantically linked with Chopin.
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