The Emperor is a such a clever man! Who would have thought that taxing the horns could have wrought such a change in the timbre and tempo of life in the capital? The waltzes flow so smoothly now that there has not been a single duel fought since the prelate and the equerry wounded each other's dignity so profoundly March last. Have you ever known two antagonists to conduct themselves so poorly?
I look forward to the day when our embouchures once again entwine and until then I remain brazenly your,