Thomas Twining - 1762
Thomas Twining to John Hey, Bristol, May 31, 1762
We have a very delectable Irish counsellor & his wife with us at present. Just come from Dublin on account of his health. A very good Lion-like man in a great coal-black wig. But his wife is far the best man. She is rank Irish, & never was in England before: has the brogue as strong as any Irishman in a play: calls her husband "Honey", & "dear Honey". The first day they din’d with us he happen’d to say that in Ireland they often danc’d to a dulcimer & fiddle, & that it was very good dancing.
Thomas Twining, Letter from Thomas Twining to John Hey, 31 May 1762. In Thomas Twining, and Ralph S. Walker (ed.), A selection of Thomas Twining's letters 1734-1804 : the record of a tranquil life, volume 1 (Lewiston, New York, 1991), p. 32-33. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1390827381193 accessed: 22 October, 2021
Originally submitted by David Rowland on Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:11:12 +0000