Thomas Twining - 1774

from Letter from Thomas Twining to Charles Burney, Colchester, 31 Jan 1774, page 89:

To come to the point -- an 18 guinea Pohlman just such a one as your’s, is at present my first musical wish. You say you cannot find in your heart to part with your own; heaven forbid I should be such a beast as to have the least wish to rob you of it: but your scruple, & the idea of your cheating me, en maitre, is truly pleasant. Thank you for the thought. It made me laugh heartily. I must still, however, put myself so far in your power, as to accept most thankfully your offer of bespeaking one of Pohlman, & using your authority with him that I may have, if possible, as good a one as …   more >>
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Thomas Twining, Letter from Thomas Twining to Charles Burney, Colchester, 31 Jan 1774. In Thomas Twining, and Ralph S. Walker (ed.), A selection of Thomas Twining's letters 1734-1804 : the record of a tranquil life, volume 2 (Lewiston, New York, 1991), p. 89. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1391000268086 accessed: 24 September, 2017

Listeners

Thomas Twining
Cleric, cleric
1734-1804

Experience Information

Date/Time 1774
Medium live
Listening Environment in private

Notes

Pohlman was one of London's first square piano makers


Originally submitted by David Rowland on Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:31:15 +0000