Fourth Earl of Orford in Haymarket Theatre, London - in the middle of 1782

from Letter from Horace Walpole to the Countess of Upper Ossory, 4 August 1782, pages 307–308:

I was indeed, Madam, excessively diverted with The Agreeable Surprise: it is excellent nonsense, and very original. Whatever is so, has great merit in my eyes: I would not give sixpence a ream for what Mr. Hayley and such copyists write.

cite as

Fourth Earl of Orford, Letter from Horace Walpole to the Countess of Upper Ossory, 4 August 1782. In Mrs. Paget Toynbee (ed.), The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, volume 12 (Oxford, 1904), p. 307–308. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1534783862703 accessed: 5 March, 2024

location of experience: Haymarket Theatre, London

Listeners

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

Listening to

hide composers
The Agreeable Surprise
written by John O'Keeffe

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1782
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:51:03 +0100
Approved on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 13:55:57 +0100