John Henry Newman - early July, 1865

from Letter from John Henry Newman to R. W. Church, 11 July 1865, page 370:

My dear Church, I have delayed thanking you for your great kindness in uniting with Rogers in giving me a fiddle, till I could report upon the fiddle itself. The Warehouse sent me three to choose out of—and I chose with trepidation, as fearing I was hardly up to choosing well. And then my fingers have been in such a state, as being cut by the strings, that up to Saturday last I had sticking plaster upon their ends—and therefore was in no condition to bring out a good tune from the strings and so to return good for evil. But on Saturday I had a good bout at Beethoven’s Quartetts—which …   more >>
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John Henry Newman, Letter from John Henry Newman to R. W. Church, 11 July 1865. In Anita Kermode and Frank Kermode (ed.), The Oxford book of letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 370. accessed: 16 June, 2024


John Henry Newman
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String quartets
written by Beethoven
performed by John Henry Newman

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Date/Time early July, 1865
Medium live

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:40:29 +0100