Hester Lynch Piozzi in Bath - between late May, 1780 and early June, 1780
from Diary of Hester Lynch Thrale, 20 June 1780, pages 438–439:
I saw Mr Jerningham the Poet at Bath too, & took a strong Aversion to him: so finical, so despicable, so delicate. he had got a Harp, & he was to sing to it: so he whispered his Airs out in so soft a Warble one could not hear him: & then the door must be open’d, & then the Fire must be put out, & then he must have two Candles to shew off his Figure, & then the Carpet must be rolled up, & then he must have some Milk and Water—and then he sung Arne’s Ballads.
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Hester Lynch Piozzi, Diary of Hester Lynch Thrale, 20 June 1780. In Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana: The Diary of Mrs. Hester Lynch Thrale (Later Mrs. Piozzi) 1776–1809. 2nd ed. , volume 1 (Oxford, 1951), p. 438–439. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1543232357345 accessed: 17 October, 2021
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written by Thomas Arne
|performed by Edward Jerningham|
|Date/Time||between late May, 1780 and early June, 1780|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors|
All spelling and punctuation copied from the original.