Colonel Keene et al. in Ditton Park, nr. Slough - 24 July, 1781, at night

from Letter from Horace Walpole to the Countess of Upper Ossory, 25 July 1781, pages 30–31:

Poor human nature, what a contradiction it is! to-day it is all rheumatism and morality, and sits with a death’s head before it: to-morrow it is dancing! […]

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cite as

Fourth Earl of Orford, Letter from Horace Walpole to the Countess of Upper Ossory, 25 July 1781. In Mrs. Paget Toynbee (ed.), The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, volume 12 (Oxford, 1904), p. 30–31. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1534782175144 accessed: 25 September, 2021

location of experience: Ditton Park, nr. Slough

Listeners

Earl of Hertford
courtier, Politician
1718-1794
Lady Hertford
1726-1782
Lady Anne North
17??-1797
Lord George Seymour[-Conway]
Politician
1763-1848
Lord Hugh Seymour[-Conway]
admiral, naval officer
1759-1801
Fourth Earl of Orford
patron of the arts, Politician, Writer
1717-1797

Listening to

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Music for dancing

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 July, 1781, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:22:57 +0100
Approved on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 13:37:35 +0100