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.
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 1 (Lewiston, New York, 1991), p. 422. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1391799220216 accessed: 5 June, 2023
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
Originally submitted by David Rowland on Fri, 07 Feb 2014 18:53:40 +0000