From the Hans Christian Andersen biography "The Life of Hans Christian Andersen. Day By Day", written by DPhil Johan de Mylius:
The wedding day of Henriette Thybjerg and Edvard Collin. An entry in HCA's diary (there is every reason to believe that it is dated to early august 1836 and not, as formerly assumed, to 1830) from early August, presumably inspired by the friend's forthcoming wedding, reads:
"Almighty God, you're all I have, my fate is in your hands. I must put my faith in you! Grant me a livelihood! Send me a bride! My blood craves love, as does my heart".
24 August 1836
Kun en Spillemand (Only a Fiddler) is delivered for printing.