Miss Bushe et al. in Ireland - mid February, 1750

from Letter from Mrs Delaney to Mrs Dewes, Delville, February 1750-51, pages 17-18:

We met a Miss Veraselle, a French merchant's daughter, a sickly young woman, who lodges at Glasnevin for her health. I soon found she was musical and a performer on the six-stringed base, and exprest a desire of hearing her ; upon which, with a great deal of good humour, she suffered Mrs. Eccles to send for her base, and played an hour to us most agreeably. She has a neat execution and pretty taste ; and seems quite mistress of the instrument, but I made no advances there to an acquaintance, not knowing how she might he entangled with a family...

cite as

Mary Delaney, Letter from Mrs Delaney to Mrs Dewes, Delville, February 1750-51. In Augusta Hall (ed.), The Autobiography and correspondence of Mary Granville, volume Series,1 Vol. III (London, 1861), p. 17-18. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436194665884 accessed: 16 July, 2024

location of experience: Ireland


Mary Delany
Botanical decoupage artist letter-writer, blue-stocking, Artist, Writer

Experience Information

Date/Time mid February, 1750
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:57:46 +0100
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:31:41 +0000