Calvin Writes About his Future Wife…

Such a romantic soul…  He wrote, on May 19, 1539,

“Remember what I expect from one who is to be a companion through life. I do not belong to the class of loving fools, who, blinded by passion, are ready to expend their affection on vice itself. Do you wish to know what kind of beauty alone can win my soul? It is that in which grace and virtue, contentedness and suavity are united with simplicity; and I can hope that a woman with these qualities would not be negligent of my general well-being.”

I’m sure he made the womenfolk swoon with talk like this…