Fourth Earl of Orford in London, England - 13 April, 1782, at night

from Letter from Horace Walpole to the Rev. William Mason, 14 April 1782, page 236:

Last night before I came out of town, I was at a kind of pastoral opera written by Lady Craven, and acted prettily by her own and other children: you will scold me again for not telling you the title, but in truth I forgot to ask it. There was imagination in it, but not enough to carry off five acts.

cite as

Fourth Earl of Orford, Letter from Horace Walpole to the Rev. William Mason, 14 April 1782. In Mrs. Paget Toynbee (ed.), The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, volume 12 (Oxford, 1904), p. 236. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1534783130214 accessed: 18 August, 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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A pastoral opera
written by Lady Craven
performed by The children of Lady Craven and others

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 April, 1782, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:38:51 +0100
Approved on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 13:49:20 +0100