October 3, 2010

Dearly beloved husband! Mozart, unforgettable to me and to the whole of Europe--Now you are well--well forever!--At one hour past midnight between 4th and 5th December of this year He left, in his 36th year--O! Only too suddenly!--This good--but thankless world--O God! Eight years long we were joined in the most tender and in this world inseparable bond, O! Would I were soon joined to you forever. His most distressed wife Constanze Mozart, Vienna, 5th December, 1791