But this was only a temporary mood in a letter to her

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avenge himself on Clara. But this was only a temporary mood; in a letter to her in August, with words "cold and serious, yet so beautiful", Robert protested she remained "the dearest in the world". His feelings were echoed by his beloved. On August 14 they became sacredly engaged. On Clara's eighteenth birth day, Robert Wrote to Wieck asking for his consent to their marriage. He argued that his prospects were greatly improved, and his stability enchanced; "You owe it to my position, my talent and my character". The wedding finally took place on 12 September, the day before Clara's twenty-first birthday. After that she would in any case free of her father's will. Possibly Robert chose the day as a final signal of defiance to his new father-in-law. Very later in their marriage Robert started to have a mental illness. He heard a solitary note beating in Robert's ears, giving him no peace. On 26 February 1854 Robert begged Clara to have him committed to an asylum, but was finally persuaded by the doctor to go to bed. Later Clara discovered that Robert had thrown himself into the River Rhine, and fisherman had rescued him. On March 4 Robert was taken to Dr. Richarz's private asylum at Endenich, near Bonn. At intervals his mind cleared a little. On June 8 1856, Robert's birthday, Brahams found him thin, oblivious of every thing outside, picking names out of an atlas and putting them into alphabetical order. On Thursday 29 July Robert was finally released from his suffering. At four in the afternoon he fell asleep. He passed away without anyone noticing. Clara did not see him until half an hour later. Schumann was buried at seven o'clock on the morning of 31 July 1856 in Bonn. Brahms and Joachin walked in front of the coffin which was carried by some of the Dusseldorf choir. Clara asked that a few friends be there. That was the life and death of Robert Schumann.
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