Thomas Twining in Cambridge

from Thomas Twining to Richard Twining, Colchester, 20 December 1793, page 422:

The history of my Cambridge expedition is this: I was once in company with a lady who was asked to "favour us with a song". The word song had scarcely got clear of the lips of the asker when the lady answered by beginning to sing, "Water parted from the sea" [from Arne’s Artaxerxes]. It made us all jump, like a gun that should go off if one only touched the trigger.
cite as

Thomas Twining, Thomas Twining to Richard Twining, Colchester, 20 December 1793. 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. 422. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1391799220216 accessed: 24 November, 2017

location of experience: Cambridge

Listeners

Thomas Twining
Cleric, cleric
1734-1804

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by David Rowland on Fri, 07 Feb 2014 18:53:40 +0000