Duchess of Portland et al. in Windsor - October, 1783

from The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany, pages 149-150:

There were two chairs brought in for the Duchess of Portland and myself to sit on, (by order of their Majesties,) which were easier chairs than those belonging to the room. We were seated near the door that opened to the concert-room. The King directed them to play Handel and Geminiani's music, which he was graciously pleased to say was to gratify me. These are flattering honours, and I should not indulge so much upon this subject, but that I depend upon your believing it proceeds more from gratitude than vanity. The 3 eldest Princesses came into the room in about half an hour after we were…   more >>

cite as

Augusta Hall (ed.), The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany, volume 2/3 (London, 1862), p. 149-150. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446304862054 accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Windsor


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

Listening to

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Pieces by Baroque composers
written by Francesco Geminiani, George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 1783
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sat, 31 Oct 2015 15:21:02 +0000
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 23:23:34 +0000