The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Lady Catherine Hamilton (née Barlow) to Mrs Mary Catherine Hamilton (née Dufresne)

Hamilton (née Barlow), Catherine, Lady

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Lady Hamilton to Mrs Hamilton, who writes on the recovery of her health 'in this Country', 'but as to Society' she can hardly find any she likes. As long as she has her husband's company, she writes, she will be content. She reports that William Hamilton is 'as much disgusted with the Neapolitan Manners as I am' and therefore they stay at home 'as much as the proper Ceremonys [sic] of his Situation will permit'. She describes their house, which has 'a full View of the Bay of Naples'. She notes that there two little theatres where people sit for hours 'to hear very pretty Musick very ill perform[e]d & Nonsensical Works acted with the lowest Buffoonery'. She notes that 'next Monday the great theatre begins, it is so large that with difficulty you hea[r] the Voices, so that altogether in th[is] Country of Musick there is very li[ttle] Good to be heard except that of the Churches'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Naples.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 4.</p>

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