In 1936, after his first wife had left him, Evelyn Waugh sent a letter to her cousin Laura Herbert, asking whether “you could bear the idea of marrying me.”Did Laura think Waugh's proposal was irresistible? Read more at Futility Closet.
“I can’t advise you in my favour because I think it would be beastly for you,” he wrote, “but think how nice it would be for me. I am restless & moody and misanthropic & lazy & have no money except what I earn and if I got ill you would starve.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
I think this is one of the most romantic marriage proposals ever: