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A great deal is said about you here.
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A thousand kisses from your faithful bride.
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Although the Emperor, the Empress, and the rest have been talking to me, do you not think I would rather talk to you?
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At my next concert I am going to play Beethoven's F minor sonata and afterwards, privately, your Carnaval.
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Could you so wound me, draw from me such bitter tears? Is it Robert who so misunderstood me, who read so ugly a meaning into my words? Have I deserved this?
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Do you smile at my childish deception?
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Enclosed is a little flower from the bunch I wore in my dress.
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Every man has his faults; I have and so have you - you will allow me to say so!
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Father is quite kind. So do not be cold toward him. He wishes us well. He quite realizes that I will not give my heart to another.
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Father spent an hour today in placing before me everything that I have written to you.
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Heaven lend me the strength to fulfill my duties faithfully like a good wife.
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Heaven wishes me well. Has it not just given me another dear friend?
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How can I better celebrate Christmas Eve than by talking to you?
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How many polite things I have to say to people, and all the while I am conscious of nothing but the thought of you.
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How much one has to do in order to bring away a few Thaler from a town.
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I am happy, but shall be perfectly so only when I can fling myself on your heart and say, Now I am yours forever-I and my art.
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I am no longer so fond of my Father.
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I am quite beside myself when I hear Father raging in the evening... when his curses rouse me from sleep, and I hear them aimed at my dearest.
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I am taking a young and talented girl with me to Paris. She is so fond of me that she left her parents no peace. Her father is poor but ready to spend everything on her.
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I am to play to the Empress. I have had a reception here which has made up for the mortifications I received in the North.
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I am very distressed to see how unhappy Father is when he thinks of losing me. I am conscious of my duty to him, but I love you without measure!
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I believe I have acted as you would wish, have I not, my dear, good Robert?
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I can give a concert every winter which will bring me 1,000 Thaler easily, with the high prices of admission which they have here.
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I cannot be so bad when everybody is so fond of me.
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I cannot give a single concert at which I do not play one piece after the other in an agony of terror because my memory threatens to fail me. This fear torments me for days beforehand.
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I could never love anyone but you.
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I do not know what I shall do. My situation is really dreadful. I am supposed to arrive in Paris at the end of January. My God! What shall I do there alone?
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I do not want horses or diamonds - I am happy in possessing you.
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I have to write to you with my door unlocked as Father is very angry if he finds the door locked. How suspicious he is now!
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I intend to give her as much attention as I can, for she has talent.
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I know that many beautiful and perhaps as good girls as I are at your disposal, and better housewives than any artist is supposed to be.
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I know you would have liked me. I looked quite imposing.
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I require much, and I realize that much is needed for a comfortable life. Ask yourself if you are in a condition to offer me a life free from care. As I have been brought up, I have yet never had a care.
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I see now that I can stand alone in the world without my father, and things will not remain as they are much longer.
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I should have liked to have worked you a little remembrance for Christmas, but do I not employ my time better when I write to you?
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I talked to Father a great deal about you today, and he told me that he was quite inclined to be friendly to you when we came back.
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I too am thought far more of here than in Leipzig. I am received by the highest aristocracy, loved at court and by the public.
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I was very sad today, because my eye fell on no Christmas tree.
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I will show my father that a youthful heart can also be firm.
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I wish to lead a life free from care, and I see that I shall be unhappy if I cannot always work at my art.
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If I have known much trouble in my youth, I have also known much joy.
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Is an artist much more than a beggar?
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It hurts me when you wish to cast a stone at Father because he wishes for some small recompense for all the hours which he has devoted to me.
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It is Father whom I have to thank for everything.
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Liszt is not yet here, but is daily expected.
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Many strangers have come here for my concert, but it is impossible now for it to take place.
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My health may be better preserved if I exert myself less, but in the end doesn't each person give his life for his calling?
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My heart is ever so much lighter now that I have a real friend with me. She is very fond of me.
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My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.
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My playing is getting all behindhand, as is always the case when Robert is composing. I cannot find one little hour in the day for myself.
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My second concert took place today and was certainly another triumph. When one has been here, one never wants to go North again.
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My spirit is always with you, the knot is made fast. I will never undo it.
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Not only have I been snowed in, but we are right in the water and cannot get out.
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Nothing disturbed me on this day, and it shall be inscribed in this book as the happiest and most important day of my life.
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One part of my life is now ended, now a new life is beginning, a beautiful life.
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Sometimes your music really frightens me, and I wonder: Is it really true that the creator of such things is going to be my husband?
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Soon, soon, I shall be with you, and then I shall know no sorrow, only what is yours shall be mine.
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The most terrible of all questions is always, Who is this Schumann? Where does he live? Does he play the piano? What are his compositions like?
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The tea is ice-cold, the room grows colder and colder, but I grow warmer and warmer.
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There is nothing greater than the joy of composing something oneself and then listening to it.
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Tomorrow we set out for Vienna by the flying coach.
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Treasures are no longer to be got by instrumental art.
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What rubbish the girls chatter to me about tea, coffee, and heaven knows what, with which I am told to amuse you, you poor fellow.
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When you are going home, I, poor thing, am arriving at a party where I have to play to people for a few pretty words and a cup of warm water. I get home, dead tired, at 11 or 12 o'clock.
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Why do you avoid every opportunity of mentioning me in your paper? Father is now very unhappy. He cannot imagine that I can be happy with you.
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Why hurry over beautiful things? Why not linger and enjoy them?
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Will God make my 18th birthday a day of sorrow? No, that would be too terrible.
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With rather a beating heart I am looking forward to my first concert here. Vienna is quite different from what people say abroad. There are distinguished connoisseurs here with a real taste for art.
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Yesterday my second concert took place before an audience of nearly 600 despite the fact that the whole aristocracy is not here yet.
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You are certainly far more recognized and respected here than in Leipzig. It is such a pleasant, cheap life here, considering the size of the town.
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You are probably worried that I do not know how to cook. Be at ease about it. I shall learn soon enough when once I am with you.
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You are to be the friend of the house again.
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You think I harbor unattainable wishes. I want but two things, your heart and your happiness.
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