Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sweet music

October 16, 1795 -- French queen Marie Antoinette died. Her last words:

"I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long."

Also on October 16, in 1849, composer Frederic Chopin died. His last words:

"The earth is suffocating . . . Swear to make them cut me open, so that I won't be buried alive."