Fourth Earl of Orford in London, England - 5 June, 1781, at night

from Letter from Horace Walpole to the Hon. Henry Seymour Conway, 3–8 June 1781, page 6:

The two Vestris had imagined a fête, and, concluding that whatever they designed would captivate the town and its purses, were at the expense of 1,200l., and, distributing tickets at two guineas apiece, disposed of not two hundred. It ended in a bad Opera, that began three hours later than usual, and at quadruple the price. There were bushels of dead flowers, lamps, country-dances—and a cold supper.

cite as

Fourth Earl of Orford, Letter from Horace Walpole to the Hon. Henry Seymour Conway, 3–8 June 1781. In Mrs. Paget Toynbee (ed.), The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, volume 12 (Oxford, 1904), p. 6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1534778424910 accessed: 7 December, 2022

location of experience: London, England

Listeners

Fourth Earl of Orford
patron of the arts, Politician, Writer
1717-1797

Listening to

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An opera to conclude a fête

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 June, 1781, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:20:26 +0100
Approved on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 13:29:27 +0100