Fourth Earl of Orford in London, England - the 1720's

from Letter from Horace Walpole to Sir Horace Mann, 2–4 February 1785, page 246:

I sometimes think I have lived two or three lives […] Besides, as I was an infant when my father became minister, I came into the world at five years old; knew half the remaining courts of King William and Queen Anne, or heard them talked of as fresh; being the youngest and favourite child, was carried to almost the first operas, kissed the hand of George the First, and am now hearing the frolics of his great-great-grandson […]

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Fourth Earl of Orford, Letter from Horace Walpole to Sir Horace Mann, 2–4 February 1785. In Mrs. Paget Toynbee (ed.), The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, volume 13 (Oxford, 1905), p. 246. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1534784328316 accessed: 10 May, 2021

location of experience: London, England

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Unspecified operas

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1720's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:58:49 +0100
Approved on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 14:00:38 +0100