Charlotte Papendiek in London - 1776
On my return to [school in] Streatham I was to take up my education with rather more diligence. Needlework, both useful and ornamental, except muslin work, I was tolerably fair in, indeed, in all that I learnt, throwing a veil over French. In music and singing I took a start, for the quartett party, who took up their quarters at the King's Arms Inn, practised at our house, to which Bach had sent a small pianoforte for that purpose. To this my brother and I used to sit and listen for hours, and no doubt our ear for music was insensibly formed from this advantageous opportunity.
Charlotte Papendiek, Memoir of Charlotte Louise Henrietta Albert Papendiek, Chapter 3, 1776. In Mrs Vernon Delves Broughton (ed.), Court and Private Life in the Time of Queen Charlotte: Being the Journals of Mrs. Papendiek, Assistant Keeper of the Wardrobe and Reader, to Her Majesty, volume 2 (London, 1887), p. 75. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1378129405 accessed: 21 September, 2017
location of experience: London
Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:43:11 +0000