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.
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: 10 December, 2023
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|Hop She||performed by Mary Pendarves|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors|