Monday, April 6 (6th of April 1874)

Cosima Wagner Diaries

Consistorial visitors. R. works. Troubles with the ducal hens, which are suddenly proving difficult. Continued reading Wallenstein[1] to Lulu; R. rouses Wallenstein at Lietzen[2] with a loud Cock-a-doodle-doo,” suggested to him by the troubles with the hens.

In the afternoon the children all unwell and put to bed. We read Schopenhauer (“On Forms of Cognition,” I think the chapter is called)—and are amazed as always by the profundity of the thought, the lucidity of expression. — Letter from my uncle in Vienna: my father is staying with him and today is giving a concert at Princess Auersperg’s residence.

[1] * Wallenstein – trilogy by Friedrich Schiller, which Cosima reads together with her eldest daughter Daniella (Daniela).
[2] Lützen, Battle of

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