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.

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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: 9 December, 2022

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

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Date/Time late 18th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:42:49 +0100
Approved on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 13:52:34 +0100