Mary Delany - 31 December, 1726
Yesterday I was at the rehearsal of the new opera composed by Handel: I like it extremely, but the taste of the town is so depraved, that nothing will be approved of but the burlesque. The Beggars' Opera entirely triumphs over the Italian one; I have not yet seen it, but everybody that has seen it, says it is very comical and full of humour; the songs will soon be published, and I will send them to you.
Mary Delany, Letter from Mary Granville Pendarves Delany to Anne Granville Dewes, January 1, 1727?. In Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (ed.), The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mrs. Delany, volume 2 (Boston, 1879), p. 84. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1385488494881 accessed: 20 November, 2017 (British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries 1500-1950)
Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:54:55 +0000