William Ewart Gladstone in Westminster Abbey - 1885
The following year (1885) I was gratified at finding a place in the Birmingham Festival. For this meeting I set Mr. Gladstone's Latin translation of Toplady's hymn, "Rock of Ages". Afterwards we performed it at the Abbey, Mr. Gladstone himself being present. He wrote me a very kind and appreciative letter, and was good enough to allow me to dedicate my work to him, saying he "cordially
wished it success."
Frederick Bridge, Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport (1919), p. 122-3. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432827390769 accessed: 30 November, 2021
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