Here’s an ardent love letter by Napoleon Bonaparte. Even great and powerful emperors found time to pen their devotion to a lady love! Napoleon’s ardor for Josephine was well known and his passion practically radiates throughout this letter.
"I wake filled with thoughts of you. Your portrait and the intoxicating evening which we spent yesterday have left my senses in turmoil. Sweet, incomparable Josephine, what a strange effect you have on my heart! … Ah! it was last night that I fully realized how false an image of you your portrait gives!
You are leaving at noon; I shall see you in three hours.
Until then, mio dolce amor, a thousand kisses; but give me none in return, for they set my blood on fire.”