Peter Hawker in Paris - August, 1828
from Journal entry, 17 August 1828, page 337:
17th [Aug.].—Having now done what business I had here, and prepared to start for England again, I shall just memorandum down a few short remarks as to the changes that have taken place since I was last in Paris.
Amusements: French opera rather improved. Italian opera rather fallen off: their band, which I thought the best I ever heard, is now no more than equal to that of our opera.
Peter Hawker, Journal entry, 17 August 1828. In The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker, 1802-1853, volume 1 (London, 1893), p. 337. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1534256918888 accessed: 4 February, 2023
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