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Romantic lines from literature

Today is leap day, the extra day we get every four years. It’s also traditionally the day that women get to propose to men!

If you’re not quite at that stage with your sweetie, perhaps you could instead try some of the most romantic lines from literature on him, aided by this handy interactive guide from Stylist magazine. A few of my favourites, can you guess which books they’re from?

“It has made me better loving you … it has made me wiser, and easier, and brighter. I used to want a great many things before, and to be angry that I did not have them. Theoretically, I was satisfied. I flattered myself that I had limited my wants. But I was subject to irritation; I used to have morbid sterile hateful fits of hunger, of desire. Now I really am satisfied, because I can’t think of anything better.”

“He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest.”

“I’ve never had a moment’s doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely. You are my dearest one. My reason for life.”