This to the Crown, and blessing of my life,
The much lov’d husband of a happy wife.
To him, whose constant passion found the art
To win to a stubborn and ungrateful heart;
And to the World, by tend’rest proof disovers
They err, who say that husbands can’t be lovers.
– From ‘A Letter to Daphnis, 2 April 1685’, Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea