Countess Granville in London, England - 12 November, 1830
Well, last night was the completest failure.* Elbowed by the navy, numberless queer figures, and at eleven, in the midst of a dull rout, with scarcely any dancing-men, an impromptu was got up, and two reluctant, serious quadrilles performed to one or two squeaking instruments taken out of the band and playing out of tune.
*[Editor’s fn:] ‘A party at the Palace.’
Henrietta Elizabeth [Harriet] Leveson Gower, Letter from Lady Granville to her brother, the Duke of Devonshire, 13 November 1830. In F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville, 1810–1845, 3rd edition, volume 2 (London, 1894), p. 67. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1538645161615 accessed: 9 December, 2022
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|Music to accompany dancing||performed by Members of a band|
|Date/Time||12 November, 1830|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
Harriet Leveson-Gower's brother, William George Spencer Cavendish, was 6th Duke of Devonshire.