Duchess of Ancaster et al. - early June, 1731

from Letter from Mary Granville Pendarves Delany to Anne Granville Dewes, June 8, 1731, page 110:

I mentioned to you my dining, on Thursday last, at Mrs. Percival's…. After drinking tea…[we] drove to Whitehall Stairs, took the boat we liked best, and rowed away very pleasantly -- the water smooth, the sky serene, the company in good humour, Philomell was soon called upon to make use of her sweet pipe, which she did. A boat with two ladies and one gentleman was immediately attracted and pursued us. As soon as they were near enough for us to see their faces, who should we behold but the Duchess of Ancaster, an odd woman with her, and my Lord Tyrconnell! I was not a little diverted at the…   more >>
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Mary Delany, Letter from Mary Granville Pendarves Delany to Anne Granville Dewes, June 8, 1731. In Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (ed.), The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mrs. Delany, volume 2 (Boston, 1879), p. 110. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1385489084574 accessed: 24 September, 2017 (British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries 1500-1950)

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songs on the river performed by Duchess of Ancaster, Anne Donnellan

Experience Information

Date/Time early June, 1731
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:04:44 +0000