Mary Delaney in Ireland - mid March, 1750

from Letter to Mrs Dewes, Delville, 16 March 1650-51, page 27:

Bap, rap at the door; and in walked a lady and gentleman (Hamilton by name) that Mrs. Bushe introduced to me; she is a surprising ready player on the harpsichord — she played Mr. Purcell’s overture, and one of Handel's, as readily as if she had played them seven years, she has a neat pretty finger, and if she would undergo the slavery of practice, could do what she pleased; but as she plays so agreeably without, and is so much mistress of music, it is riot worth her while.

cite as

Letter to Mrs Dewes, Delville, 16 March 1650-51. In Augusta Hall (ed.), The Autobiography and correspondence of Mary Granville, volume Series,1 Vol. III (London, 1861), p. 27. accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Ireland


Listening to

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Handel's Overture
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Mrs Hamilton
Purcell's Overture
written by Purcell
performed by Mrs Hamilton

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Wed, 08 Jul 2015 13:39:23 +0100
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:46:15 +0000