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Fryderyk Chopin – best wishes for his father on his name-day, 6 December 1816

 

Fryderyk Chopin – best wishes for his father on his name-day: ‘Gdy świat Imienin uroczystość głosi…’, Warsaw, 6 December 1816, autograph signed ‘F[ryderyk] Chopin’, two sheets, written on two pages, 322x253 mm. Muzeum Fryderyka Chopina, Warsaw [M/5].

 

(As the world proclaims your name-day,

It brings me joy, Papa, as well,

Since I may present my wishes to you,

That you may live happily, with no irksome blows,

And that God might ever bless you with good fortune,

These are the wishes I long to give you.)