Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding in Carlton House, London - early February, 1813, at night

from Letter from Lady Elizabeth Feilding to her sister, 10 February 1813, pages 158–159:

I am afraid all my powers -of description would fail to give you an idea of the oriental air of everything in that Mahomet’s Paradise, Carlton House. I do not know whether we all looked like Houris, but I for one was certainly in the seventy-seventh heaven. 

Of course I need not say that I was beautifully attired, for that is always part of a woman’s happiness, if she is of a true feminine gender. 

Imagine yourself ascending a flight of steps into an …   more >>

cite as

Lady Elizabeth Feilding, Letter from Lady Elizabeth Feilding to her sister, 10 February 1813. In Harriet Georgiana Mundy (ed.), The Journal of Mary Frampton, from the Year 1779, until the year 1846 (London, 1885), p. 158–159. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535540476799 accessed: 21 January, 2021

location of experience: Carlton House, London

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'God Save the King' performed by a band of 'turbaned slaves'

Experience Information

Date/Time early February, 1813, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 29 Aug 2018 12:01:17 +0100
Approved on Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:29:18 +0100