Fourth Earl of Orford - late 18th Century
from Letter from Horace Walpole to Earl Harcourt, 3 June 1782, pages 259–260:
I am much obliged, my dear Lord, for the sight of the Dictionary, as much as I understand. The two articles you pointed out are fine indeed! […] All he says on operas is just, and yet I am so English, such a modern Englishman, that I had rather see an opera than hear it. I am sorry for it, yet the longer one’s ears are, and the more like King Midas’s ears, the worse they hear.
Fourth Earl of Orford, Letter from Horace Walpole to Earl Harcourt, 3 June 1782. In Mrs. Paget Toynbee (ed.), The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, volume 12 (Oxford, 1904), p. 259–260. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1534783369154 accessed: 23 September, 2023
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|Date/Time||late 18th Century|