Origin of the work:
1891 Prague, in: Časopis Českého musea 65, pp434-439 (together with the will of E. Sádovská)
Comenius` speech at the funeral of Lady Ester Sádovská, and the last will of that noblewoman, the second wife of Lord Jiří Sadovský of Sloupno, who prior to Comenius? departure from his homeland had offered the latter a temporary refuge at his seat at Bílá Třemešná.
Jan Amos speaks briefly of the life of the departed, who was the daughter of Jan the Elder of Vchynice and Tetov, counsellor, chamberlain and provincial judge, Burgrave of Karlštejn, and Anna Pazourka of Michnice. He praises her good qualities and virtues. For her transgressions, however, God sent punishments, the last of which was her illness, but gave her in the end an easy death.
Lady Sadovská left the Unitas Fratrum a sum of 600 florins (gilders).
For further study, see also:
J. V. Novák & J. Hendrich, Jan Amos Komenský, jeho život a spisy. Prague 1932, p193
Jan Kumpera, Jan Amos Komenský, poutník na rozhraní věků. Prague & Ostrava 1992, p301