Mary Delany - 31 March, 1756

from Letter from Mrs Delany to Mrs Dewes 1 April 1756, page 418:

Mary was most happy yesterday, dined with Mrs. Donnellan, and went between six and seven to Lady Cowper's concert...

The oratorio was charming last night and very full, notwithstanding a ball at Norfolk House given for the Duke of Cumberland's entertainment, an assembly at Lady Townsends's, and a concert at Lady Cowper's.  We are to have but three oratorios more; I hope to go to them all; I have only missed one, and that I gave up to spend the afternoon with Mrs Donnellan.

cite as

Letter from Mrs Delany to Mrs Dewes 1 April 1756. In Augusta Hall (ed.), The Autobiography and correspondence of Mary Granville, volume Series,1 Vol. III (London, 1861), p. 418. accessed: 22 June, 2024


Mary Delany
Botanical decoupage artist letter-writer, blue-stocking, Artist, Writer

Listening to

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Various oratorios
written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 March, 1756
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 14 Sep 2015 17:28:07 +0100
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:49:07 +0000