Mary Delany in On a boat, Whitehall - June, 1731

from Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany: with interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte, page 276:

After drinking tea, Lady Mary went away; Capel proposed going on the water : we accepted the offer, took up Mr. Wesley in our way, drove to Whitehall Stairs, took the boat we liked best, and rowed away very pleasantly — the water smooth, the sky serene, the company in good humour, Philomell was soon called upon to make use of her sweet pipe, which she did. A boat with two ladies and one gentleman was immediately attracted and pursued us. As soon as they were near enough for us to see their faces, who should we behold but the Duchess of Ancaster, an odd woman with her, and my Lord …   more >>

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Mary Granville, and Augusta Hall (ed.), Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany: with interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte, volume 1 (London, 1861), p. 276. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1443533799144 accessed: 2 April, 2020

location of experience: On a boat, Whitehall

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Mary Delany
Artist, Writer
1700-1788

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Songs performed by Philomell

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1731
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:36:39 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 17:39:58 +0000