Hester Lynch Piozzi - between 1775 and 1799

from Diary of Hester Lynch Piozzi, July 1790, page 774:

What read you in that Book My Lord? cries Rosencrans to Hamlet; the pretended Madman replies––Words, Words, Words.  When I am looking into Gray’s Poems, and Merry’s Diversity, I am apt to think that the Answer given wd be well suited to their Readers; for ’tis all about nothing […]  ’Tis much the same with modern Musick for ought I find; …   more >>

cite as

Hester Lynch Piozzi, Diary of Hester Lynch Piozzi, July 1790. In Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana: The Diary of Mrs. Hester Lynch Thrale (Later Mrs. Piozzi) 1776–1809. 2nd ed. , volume 2 (Oxford, 1951), p. 774. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1543236551549 accessed: 13 July, 2024


Hester Lynch Piozzi
Writer, Writer

Listening to

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written by Muzio Clementi
written by Jan Dussek
'a single song'
written by Antonio Sacchini
a chorus
written by George Frideric Handel
a concerto
written by Bach

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1775 and 1799
Medium live


All spelling and punctuation copied from the original.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 26 Nov 2018 12:49:12 +0000
Approved on Fri, 30 Nov 2018 17:04:48 +0000