Mary Delany in London - at the end of 1743

from The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany, Series 1, Volume 2, page 227:

Letter from Mrs. Delany to Mrs. Dewes, at Mrs. Granville's, at Gloucester, Clarges Street, 18 Nov., 1743 - I was at the opera of Alexander, which under the disguise it suffered, was infinitely better than any Italian opera ; but it vexed me to hear some favourite songs mangled. I think I may say my pencil has produced a good piece. I have bought a very fine head ruffles and tucker of Mrs. Carter—new fashioned Brussels, it comes to near fifty pounds : is not that extravagant ? Tis very pretty as well as fine.
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Mary Delany, and Augusta Hall (ed.), The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany, Series 1, Volume 2, volume 1/2 (London, 1861), p. 227. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434636631296 accessed: 6 October, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

Mary Delany
Artist, Writer
1700-1788

Listening to

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The Opera of Alexander
written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1743
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:10:31 +0100
Approved on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 15:26:56 +0100