Patrick Delany et al. - mid December, 1745
Last Monday the Dean and I went to the rehearsal of the Messiah, for the relief of poor debtors; it was very well performed, and I much delighted. You know how much I delight in music, and that piece is very charming; but I had not courage to go to the performance at night, the weather was so excessively bad, and I thought it would be hazardous to come out of so great crowd so far, that is my kind guardian thought so for me.
Mary Delany, Letter from Mary Granville Pendarves Delany to Anne Granville Dewes, December 21, 1745. In Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (ed.), The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mrs. Delany, volume 2 (Boston, 1879), p. 327. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1385489458292 accessed: 21 September, 2017 (British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries 1500-1950)
Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:10:58 +0000