Lady Lyttelton in Spencer House, London - 4 June, 1808
To-day at least I must not say I am without subjects when all around me the peals of bells, the firing of guns, the distant rolling of birthday carriages, ought to inspire anybody with a sort of almost poetical verve[.]
Sarah Spencer Lady Lyttelton, Letter from Lady Sarah Spencer to her brother, the Hon. Robert Spencer, 4 June 1808. In Hon. Mrs. Hugh Wyndham (ed.), Correspondence of Sarah Spencer, Lady Lyttelton 1787–1870 (London, 1912), p. 15. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1540910126496 accessed: 22 October, 2021
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|Bells to celebrate the 70th birthday of King George III|
|Date/Time||4 June, 1808|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors|
Lady Sarah Spencer married William Henry Lyttelton on 3 March 1813, after which she was known as Lady Lyttelton. He succeeded his half-brother as 3rd Baron Lyttelton in 1828.