Rainer Maria Rilke and Lou Andreas-Salome corresponded over twenty-five years. This is an excerpt from an early letter. 

[RMR to LAS in Munich]

Munich, June 9, 1897
Wednesday evening

from: Rilke and Andreas-Salome: A Love Story in Letters, Translated by Edward Snow and Michael Winkler, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 2006.