Beethoven and Soup

Sonata Op. 14 No.2 Mv.1 L. van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Andante H. Scholes (1657-1720)

Beethoven once dismissed a housekeeper, who was in other respects an excellent servant, because she had told an untruth with a view to benefiting him. A lady friend who had procured him this housekeeper, was questioning him about his severity, when he replied, "Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make pure soup!"