King George III - September, 1784
Indeed this Commemoration business lies very heavy on my shoulders, for now tis all written, & Royally read and approved, yet my whole time, thoughts, and summers retreat are gobbled up by it, in attending the press. Then there are Tweedle-dum & Tweedle-dee quarrels in the Musical Society which plague, mortify, - & employ my time & thoughts. Wrong-headed people there are every where, but in such abundance as in this Society, I believe no where.
-I have reserved to myself, for the sequel of my History, the critical examination of Handel's works in general, and then shall 'extenuate nothing,… more >>
Letter from Charles Burney to Thomas Twining, 1 September 1784. In Charles Burney, and Alvaro Ribeiro (ed.), The letters of Dr Charles Burney, volume 1 (Oxford, 1991), p. 437. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1412614638168 accessed: 30 November, 2023
Originally submitted by Charlotte on Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:57:19 +0100