Frances Kemble in London - May, 1841

from Letter from Frances Kemble to H., 21 May 1841, page 226:

Dearest H-, From the midst of this musical Maelstrom I send you a voice, which, if heard, instead of read, would be lamentable enough. We are lifted off our feet by the perfect torrent of engagements, of visits, of going out and receiving; our house is full, from morning till night, of people coming to sing with or listen to my sister. How her strength is to resist the demands made upon it by the violent emotions she is perpetually expressing, or how any human throat is to continue pouring out such volumes of sound without rest or respite, passes my comprehension. . . . As for me, I am rather…   more >>
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Frances Kemble, Letter from Frances Kemble to H., 21 May 1841. In Records of Later Life (London, 1882), p. 226. accessed: 20 November, 2017

location of experience: London


Frances Kemble
Writer, Actor

Listening to

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A 'musical Maelstrom' performed by Adelaide Kemble

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1841
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:58:38 +0000