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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><TEI.2><teiHeader><fileDesc> <titleStmt><title>In Mozart's Words (The letters from Italy): Letter 181</title> <respStmt> <resp>Annotations: Cliff Eisen, King's College, London</resp> <resp>XML-tagging of citations in the text: Claudia Pignato e Patrizia Rebulla, Castaliamusic</resp> <resp>Conversion to TEI XML: Michael Pidd, Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield</resp> <resp>Full credits available at: http://letters.mozartways.com</resp> </respStmt> </titleStmt> <publicationStmt> <publisher>Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield</publisher> <pubPlace>Sheffield, United Kingdom</pubPlace> <date>2011</date> <availability><p>This transcription can be freely distributed for non-commercial purposes on condition that it is accompanied by this header information identifying its origin and authors. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or for commercial uses. Please go to https://www.dhi.ac.uk for more information.</p></availability> </publicationStmt> </fileDesc> <encodingDesc> <projectDesc> <p>Funder: EU Culture Programme (2007-2013)</p> <p>Project Team: Maria Majno (Europaische Mozart Way Ee.V); Cliff Eisen (King's College London - Dept of Music); Patrizia Rebulla (Comune di Milano - Settore Cultura) Stadt Augsburg - Kulturburo; HRI Digital, Humanities Research Institute (Univ. of Sheffield)</p> <p>Annotations: Cliff Eisen, King's College, London</p> <p>XML-tagging of citations in the text: Claudia Pignato e Patrizia Rebulla, Castaliamusic</p> <p>Conversion to TEI XML: Michael Pidd, Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield</p> <p>Full project credits available at: http://letters.mozartways.com</p> </projectDesc> </encodingDesc> <profileDesc> <langUsage id="eng"> <language>eng</language> </langUsage> </profileDesc></teiHeader><text><body><div type="letter"><div type="header"><hi rend="bold">181. <name type="person" id="3155" ref="3751">LEOPOLD MOZART</name> TO HIS <name type="person" id="3156" ref="3753">WIFE</name> IN <name type="place" id="3157" ref="47">SALZBURG</name></hi></div><div type="date-and-place"><lb/> <name type="place" id="3158" ref="129">Rome</name>, 28 April / <hi rend="italic">1770</hi></div>I wrote to <name type="person" id="3159" ref="4078">His Grace</name> on the 25th and hope that the letter has arrived safely. <ref type="footnote" id="fn0" n="1"></ref> I`ve heard nothing from Herr <name type="person" id="3160" ref="1698">Eybeck</name>, even though it`s now a week since I received a letter from His Excellency the <name type="person" id="3161" ref="1833">High Steward</name> informing me that I should already have received Herr <name type="person" id="3162" ref="1698">Eybeck</name>`s letter. You can now send all your letters to me <hi rend="underline">in <name type="place" id="3163" ref="129">Rome</name></hi>, Herr <name type="person" id="3164" ref="3873">Marcobruni</name> will forward them to me in <name type="place" id="3165" ref="61">Naples</name>. But you must write pr <hi rend="underline"><name type="place" id="3166" ref="74">Mantova</name> à <name type="place" id="3167" ref="129">Roma</name></hi>. It`s still cold, not as cold as in <name type="place" id="3168" ref="47">Salzb.</name>, but also not as warm as it should be in <name type="place" id="3169" ref="129">Rome</name> as there are always cold winds and low clouds; but as soon as the sun shows itself, it gets very warm. We called on the Principessa <name type="person" id="4499" ref="291">Barbarini</name>, where we met Prince <name type="person" id="4500" ref="4122">Xaver of Saxony</name> and, for a second time, the <name type="person" id="3172" ref="4116">Pretender</name>, or so-called <name type="person" id="3173" ref="4116">King of England</name>, and <name type="person" id="3174" ref="4110">Cardinal Pallavicini</name>, as well as a <name type="person" id="4501" ref="4204">gentleman</name> who knew us from <name type="place" id="3175" ref="56">Paris</name>. Today at the home of the <name type="person" id="3176" ref="4123">Ambassador of Malta</name>, we met another <name type="person" id="3177" ref="4204">gentleman</name> who knows us from <name type="place" id="3178" ref="52">Vienna</name>, the <name type="person" id="3179" ref="295">Swedish envoy</name> who saw us in <name type="place" id="3180" ref="139">London</name> and <name type="person" id="3181" ref="4124">Count Wallerstein</name>. Tomorrow the <name type="person" id="3182" ref="4125">Duca di Bracciano</name> has invited us to a concert at the home of the <name type="person" id="3183" ref="72">Duca d`Altems</name>. On Monday we`re lunching with the Augustinians, the same order as in <name type="place" id="3184" ref="47">Salzb.</name>, where the <name type="person" id="3185" ref="4126">general</name> will also be in attendance. On Tuesday we`re lunching on an estate where there`s a little horse, but it`s really small and tame. On 12 May, with God`s help, we shall be leaving by the procaccio for <name type="place" id="3186" ref="61">Naples</name>, where we`ve already had some rooms reserved for us. For the last fortnight the roads south have been very unsafe and a merchant has been killed, but the sbirri and bloodthirsty papal soldiers were immediately despatched from <name type="place" id="3187" ref="129">Rome</name>, and we hear that there has already been a battle in which 5 sbirri and 3 robbers were killed, 4 robbers were taken prisoner and the rest dispersed. But they`ve now moved closer to the border with <name type="place" id="3188" ref="61">Naples</name>, and if it`s true that they`ve killed a Neapolitan courier on his way to Spain, the Neapolitans will be making every effort to clean up the roads. I shan`t leave here until I know the roads are safe - you`re with a large group of people in a procaccio . <ref type="footnote" id="fn1" n="2"></ref> I recently had a severe attack of diarrhoea during the night; the next morning I went to the apothecary`s and got him to make me up some tincture of rhubarb. I`m now feeling better, and in fact this diarrhoea was very good for my general well-being. Wolfg. is well, thank God, although he has a slight toothache - as usual it`s just on one side of his face. Here in <name type="place" id="3189" ref="129">Rome</name> we`ve taken rooms in the house of the courier Steffano <name type="person" id="3190" ref="4112">Uslenghi</name>. As I`ve already mentioned, they are very good people, who are doing everything in their power to anticipate our every wish. The master of the house is on his way to Portugal, so that only his <name type="person" id="3191" ref="4113">wife</name> and <name type="person" id="3192" ref="4114">daughter</name> |: just like <name type="person" id="3193" ref="3752">Nannerl</name> :| are at home. It`s a beautiful apartment, a good household, and people who are in good standing. How many hundreds of times has the <name type="person" id="4502" ref="4113">lady</name> of the house not wished that you and <name type="person" id="3195" ref="3752">Nannerl</name> might come here. They send you both their best wishes, as does Herr <name type="person" id="3196" ref="3873">Marcobruni</name>. I assume that Herr <name type="person" id="3197" ref="4104">Brinsechi</name> in <name type="place" id="3198" ref="79">Bologna</name> will have written to Herr <name type="person" id="3199" ref="2415">Hafner</name> <ref type="footnote" id="fn2" n="3"></ref> |: to whom we extend our very best wishes :| and told you about us. Give our very best wishes to all our friends.<lb/><lb/>We kiss you and <name type="person" id="3200" ref="3752">Nannerl</name> 1000 times, and I am<lb/><lb/>your old<lb/><lb/> Mzt.<lb/><lb/><lb/><lb/><name type="person" id="3201" ref="4038">MOZART</name>`S POSTSCRIPT<lb/><lb/><lb/><lb/>I kiss my <name type="person" id="3202" ref="3752">sister</name> on her face and <name type="person" id="3203" ref="3753">Mama</name> on her hands: I still haven`t seen any scorpions and spiders - people don`t talk or hear about them. I expect <name type="person" id="3204" ref="3753">Mama</name> will recognize my handwriting, but unless she writes to me soon, I`ll sign my name below.</div><div type="footnotes"><div type="footnotetext" id="fn0"> Lost</div> <div type="footnotetext" id="fn1"> That is, the postal service</div> <div type="footnotetext" id="fn2"> Concerning Leopold’s <hi rend="italic"><name type="work-other" id="00003" ref="00003">Gründliche Violinschule</name></hi></div></div></body></text></TEI.2>
In Mozart's Words. Version 1.0, published by HRI Online, 2011. ISBN 9780955787676.