Duke of Dorset et al. - 1751
At two all the company went and took their places in the ball-room, which is very fine, much better than that at St. James's, and Dubourg, who is master of the band music, gave us the Birthday song. I can't say much in commendation of it, as it was not great enough for a crowd, pretty pastoral music, which had no effect in so large an assembly.
Letter from Mrs Delany to Mrs Dewes, Delville, 2 November 1751. In Augusta Hall (ed.), The Autobiography and correspondence of Mary Granville, volume Series,1 Vol. III (London, 1861), p. 52. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1439559512157 accessed: 2 October, 2022
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