Fryderyk Chopin – best wishes for his father on his name-day: ‘Kochany Papo, Luboby mi łatwiey było…’, Warsaw, 6 December 1818, autograph signed ‘F[ryderyk] Chopin’, two sheets, written on one page, 248x168 mm. Muzeum Fryderyka Chopina, Warsaw [M/7].
Although it would be easier for me to show my feelings
if it were possible to express them in musical tones, when in
any case even the best concerto cannot convey
my devotion to you, Dear Papa, I must use the simple
expressions of my heart to pay you the tenderest tribute
of gratitude and filial attachment.)