FIRST PART.LIFE'S JOYS AND SORROWS.1783 TO 1815.
1.TO THE ELECTOR OF COLOGNE, FREDERICK MAXIMILIAN.
Music from my fourth year has ever been my favorite pursuit. Thus early introduced to the sweet Muse, who attuned my soul to pure harmony, I loved her, and sometimes ventured to think that I was beloved by her in return. I have now attained my eleventh year, and my Muse often whispered to me in hours of inspiration,--Try to... more...