For let the world take note, you are the most immediate To our throne; and with no less nobility of love than that Which dearest father bears his son do I impart toward you.

Is this the MOST formal declaration of love in history?
Count the words between “love” and “you.”
Even in declaiming his affection for his family,
He distances the word “love” from both himself and
His alleged beloved son/nephew.
To “impart toward” a person, too – is not the most
HEARTFELT way to express affection.
Perhaps this is all politics is.
Just taking the ends of love and pulling it, like taffy
End from end
Until it is a thin strand that one can tie into knots
Wrapping over and over itself
So that no part of it can be distinguished from another.
Just words
Like sticky


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