Frances Burney in Brighton - 8 October, 1779, in the morning

from Letter from Frances Burney to Susanna Burney, 12 October 1779, pages 135-136:

The next morning [8 October] we had the Company of 2 young Ladies at breakfast, - the S.S. and a Miss Birch, - a little girl but 10 years old...

This Miss Birch is a Niece of the charming Mrs Playdel - and so like her, that I should have take her for her Daughter...

Her Voice is really charming, - infinitely the most powerful as well as sweet I ever heard at her Age, - were she well and constantly taught, she might, I should think, do any thing; - for 2 or 3 Italian songs which she learnt out of only 5 months teaching by Parsons she sung like a little angel, with …   more >>

cite as

Frances Burney, Letter from Frances Burney to Susanna Burney, 12 October 1779. In Peter Sabor and Lars E. Troide (ed.), Frances Burney Journals and Letters (Oxford, 2001), p. 135-136. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433932981760 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Brighton

Listeners

Frances Burney
Writer
1752-1840

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Italian songs performed by Miss Birch

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 October, 1779, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:43:01 +0100