Mary Delany in Dublin - January, 1752
Last Saturday we were invited to the Primate's to hear music…it was the Duke of Dorset's birthday, and the entertainment given in honour of it. A fine dinner was given to a number of the principal men…. Our music was chiefly Italian -- the Stabat Mater, sung by Guadagni (whom you heard sing in Mr. Handel's oratorios) and Mrs. Oldmixon; Dubourg the principal violin: it was well performed, and some of the duet parts are very pretty. They had more music after we left them, but we staid till nearly ten, which was a late hour for us.
Mary Delany, Letter from Mary Granville Pendarves Delany to Anne Granville Dewes, 26 Jan., 1752. In Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (ed.), The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mrs. Delany, volume 2 (Boston, 1879), p. 406. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1386673372720 accessed: 20 September, 2017
location of experience: Dublin
Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:02:52 +0000