I've known you for a long time but till now I didn't tell you exactly how I feel. This letter is the mirror of my heart. It reflects the true emotions that I have for you. Don't feel shy to read it. Give me the chance to say it once and for all. Here it comes:
The more I think of you, the more I Love you; I cannot see how any one could Hate you. You have always been to me an honest, faithful friend, and hope my love is not an Object of contempt. It is true that Once I said I would never marry, but that was before I loved you. That assertion you know was uttered in a bragging manner, in fact not but a lie, and I do not know why I made it. If I could even pluck up enough courage to offer you my hand I know very well you would be surprised and I doubt if you would accept it. I do not think I would listen to a refusal from your lips and thus make my whole life miserable. To die without ever expressing my love for you would be preferable to that. If you write to me I shall be happy, but if you do not I shall be miserable and gloomy, your letters are a source of pleasure and a failure to get them always make me feel like committing suicide.
Now read this letter again ... but only the odd numbered lines!