The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Anna Maria Clarke to Mary Hamilton

Clarke, Anna Maria

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Anna Maria Clarke to Mary Hamilton. She reminds Hamilton that she 'desired to hear from me'. She claims that she has 'nothing new or agreeable to relate nothing worthy of Miranda's attention'. Clarke then writes of two concerts which she 'cannot greatly commend'. One was the Messiah, performed at the Cathedral. She imagines that this 'sublime composition' has 'never been heard in perfection since Handel conducted the Band'. She continues to write of music and of the society that she has been engaged in, and of mutual acquaintances including a Dr W (Walton), whom she finds to be a very agreeable companion. She regrets that rain prevented them going early that morning to 'the Camp – to see the 1 line drawn out', and she mentions some drawings by a Miss Collins that were praised by Sir Joshua Reynolds.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Winchester.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 2.</p>

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