William Stewart Rose in Florence - October, 1817, at night

from Letters from the North of Italy, Addressed to Henry Hallam, Esq., in Two Volumes , pages 200-201:

[Letter XVII, Vol. 1]

Though the present professor had softened down his guttural and aspirated pronunciation, I soon recognized him for a Florentine, by certain singularities of expression, which distinguish his fellow citizens. These, indeed, who may be styled omnium elegantiarum amantissimi, are peculiarly gifted with the powers of extemporary composition, and, of a fine evening in Florence, …   more >>

cite as

William Stewart Rose, Letters from the North of Italy, Addressed to Henry Hallam, Esq., in Two Volumes , volume 1 (London, 1819), p. 200-201. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1518853131673 accessed: 6 April, 2020

location of experience: Florence

Listeners

William Stewart Rose
Poet, translator
1775-1843

Listening to

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unspecified song and guitar music performed by Italian peasants

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 1817, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public

Notes

The letter was written in Vicenza.


Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:38:51 +0000
Approved on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 11:34:19 +0100