Mary Delany in Dublin - January, 1733

from Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany: with interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte, pages 390-391:

The last time I writ to you was from Plattin, on this day sen'night. I told you we were to have a ball, and a ball we had ; nine couple of as clever dancers (though I say it that should not) as ever tripped. The knight and I were partners, we began at seven: danced thirty-six dances with only resting once, supped at twelve, every one by their partner, at a long table which was handsomely filled with all manner of cold meat, sweetmeats, creams, and jellies. Two or three of the young ladies sung. I was asked for my song, and gave them "Hop she;" that occasioned some mirth.

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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. 390-391. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1443536679819 accessed: 4 July, 2022

location of experience: Dublin

Listeners

Mary Delany
Artist, Writer
1700-1788

Listening to

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Hop She performed by Mary Pendarves

Experience Information

Date/Time January, 1733
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:24:39 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 17:59:00 +0000