Mary Delany in London - March, 1737
from Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany: with interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte, page 594:
Your last letter to Penny gave us great joy, from the good account it brought of your being so well, which I hope will continue and increase by the sweet air of the Cotswold, when we shall have the happiness of meeting you there, which Penny and I extremely long for, notwithstanding the allurements of the operas, ridottos, etc. Music is certainly a pleasure that may be reckoned intellectual, and we shall never again have it in the perfection it is this year, because Mr. Handel will not compose any more! Oratorios begin next week, to my great joy, for they are the highest entertainment to me.
Mary Granville, and Augusta Hall (ed.), Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany: with interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte, volume 1 (London, 1861), p. 594. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444424772006 accessed: 21 February, 2024
Listening tohide composers
Operas and Oratorios
written by George Frideric Handel
|in the company of others, indoors, in public