Margaret Owen et al. in London - March, 1777

from Letter from Frances Burney to Samuel Crisp, 27-28 March 1777, pages 71-2:

Mrs and Miss Thrale, Miss Owen and Mr Seward came long before Lexophanes [Samuel Johnson] . . . The Conversation was supported with a good deal of vivacity - (N.B. my Father being at Home) for about half an Hour, and then Hetty, and Suzette, for the first Time in public, played a Duet, and, in the midst of this performance, Dr Johnson was announced. . . . He is shockingly near sighted, and did not, till she held out her Hand to him, even know Mrs Thrale. He poked his nose over the keys of the Harpsichord, till the Duet was finished, and then, my Father introduced Hetty to him, as an…   more >>
cite as

Frances Burney, Letter from Frances Burney to Samuel Crisp, 27-28 March 1777. In Frances Burney, and Peter Sabor and Lars E. Troide (ed.), Journals and Letters (London, 2001), p. 71-2. accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: London


Hester Thrale
Samuel Johnson
Writer, lexicographer
Frances Burney

Listening to

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harpsichord duet performed by Charles Burney, Hetty Burney

Experience Information

Date/Time March, 1777
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by Baglet on Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:02:02 +0100