"I would go ever so far on foot to see you, tonight. I feel sad when I don’t see you. Be married, why won’t you? And come to live with me. I will make you as happy as I can. You shall not be obliged to work hard; and when you are tired, you may lie in my lap, and I will sing you to rest ... I will play you a tune upon the violin as often as you ask and as well as I can; and leave off smoking, if you say so. I will supply as much molasses as you want to make candy. I would be always very kind to you, I think, because I love you so well. I will not make you bring in wood and water, or feed the pig, or milk the cow, or go to the neighbors to borrow milk. Will you be married? Little time is allotted to us in this world. Let us make the most of it while it holds out."