Fourth Earl of Orford in London, England - 5 June, 1781, at night
The two Vestris had imagined a fête, and, concluding that whatever they designed would captivate the town and its purses, were at the expense of 1,200l., and, distributing tickets at two guineas apiece, disposed of not two hundred. It ended in a bad Opera, that began three hours later than usual, and at quadruple the price. There were bushels of dead flowers, lamps, country-dances—and a cold supper.
Fourth Earl of Orford, Letter from Horace Walpole to the Hon. Henry Seymour Conway, 3–8 June 1781. In Mrs. Paget Toynbee (ed.), The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, volume 12 (Oxford, 1904), p. 6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1534778424910 accessed: 6 December, 2023
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|An opera to conclude a fête|
|Date/Time||5 June, 1781, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others|