Fourth Earl of Orford in In the neighbourhood of Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham - early September, 1795, at night

from Letter from Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 6 September 1795, page 366:

I am a little tired of the clan at Pope’s, of the formality and cribbage, and formality again! T’other night there was an Irish miss, who is thought a prodigy in music; and indeed she did belabour the harpsichord as if it had no more feeling than a kettledrum.

cite as

Horace Walpole, Letter from Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 6 September 1795. In Mrs. Paget Toynbee (ed.), The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, volume 15 (Oxford, 1905), p. 366. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535025593982 accessed: 18 August, 2022

location of experience: In the neighbourhood of Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Music for harpsichord performed by An young Irish woman

Experience Information

Date/Time early September, 1795, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 23 Aug 2018 12:59:55 +0100
Approved on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 15:49:28 +0100