Mary Delany - late May, 1724
I was to see the opera of Dioclesian, but was very much disappointed, for instead of Purcell's musick which I expected, we had Papuch's, and very humdrum it was; indeed I never was so tired with anything in my life. The performers were, Mrs. Barbier, Mrs. Chambers, (a scholar of Margarettas), Legard and old Leveridge.
Mary Delany, Letter from Mary Granville Pendarves Delany to Anne Granville Dewes, May 30, 1724. In Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (ed.), The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mrs. Delany, volume 2 (Boston, 1879), p. 61. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1385488145085 accessed: 21 September, 2017 (British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries 1500-1950)
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