letter of proposal from Jessie Corbett to John Wilks
I feel like an egg in a whisk.
(…) I have the ring, that magic circle, also a cosy cottage in a garden of loveliness so just say the word & we will wed.
Reply dearest to Mary Anne, G.P.O. or if you refuse my offer, forfeit in friends name a pair of gloves.
Leap Year, 1924, from Letters of Note: http://www.lettersofnote.com/2009/10/i-feel-like-egg-in-whisk.html