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Father’s name-day - wishes
The first known written words expressed by Chopin – wishes on a card for the father’s name-day: "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."
  • Fryderyk Chopin – Wishes to the Father on His Name-Day (1816) – KALEIDOSCOPE



Father’s name-day - wishes
Another written wishes on a card for the father’s name-day: "What great joy I feel in my heart!
When such a pleasant, dear and wonderful
Day begins, on which I congratulate you,
Wishing that many long years might pass
In good health, robustness, propitiously and peacefully:
May Heaven’s gifts regale you in abundance."
  • Fryderyk Chopin – Wishes for the Father on His Name-Day (1817) – KALEIDOSCOPE



Another father’s name-day - wishes
Another written wishes on a card for the father’s name-day: "Dear Papa!
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."
  • Fryderyk Chopin – Wishes for the Father on His Name-Day (1818) – KALEIDOSCOPE



Father’s Name-Day
Warsaw. On father’s name-day, together with his sister Emilia, Fryderyk writes and "stages" a little comedy "The Error, or Presumed Joker" (pl. "Omyłka, czyli Mniemany filut").