L.A.S. " F. Liszt ", October 21, 1851, to his friend Professor Ernst WEYDEN, in Cologne; 4 pages in-8 on blue paper.
Nice letter on his project of marriage with Carolyne Sayn-Wittgenstein, on Wagner, and a project of collaboration with Weyden.
"I am very sensitive to your good wishes for my fortieth birthday, which can be summed up for me all in one:
is that the woman who has absolutely devoted herself to me, whom she has become both the root and the flower of my life, be preserved for me. Thanks be to Heaven I have every reason to hope that this supreme wish of my heart will be granted, - and according to the news I have found here it is very likely that in a few months my marriage will take place "... He is grateful to Weyden for reporting on his brochure on Lohengrin and Tannhäuser in the Cologne Journal. "It is to be assumed that my brochure will help to spread among the public the intelligence of WAGNER's works, which, in order to be greatly admired, need only be understood from a higher point of view than one is accustomed to judging ordinary operas. You have thus done art as well as me a service by contributing your good part to the propagation of these two eminent works of which Germany will one day be able to be justifiably proud "... He keeps the best memories of their architectural journey and hopes that they will one day start their peregrinations again. "In the meantime, please do not forget our collaboration project in honour of the Dome; I hope that you will be able to send me the stanzas I asked for before the end of the year...