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" Handel came to pay his respects to Lord Kinnoul, with whom he was particularly acquainted. His Lordship, as was natural, paid him some compliments on the noble entertainment which he had lately given the town. ' My Lord,' said Handel, ' I should be sorry... "
The Lady's Magazine, Or, Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex ... - Page 186
1808
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The Ladies' Companion

1861 - 372 pages
...stand while that part of the music IS performing. Some days after the first exhibition of the aame divine oratorio, Mr. Handel came to pay his respects...entertained them— I wish to make them better."— The Queens of Society. * This is a true story, of which I have merely given the facts.^D. R, 82 OUR...
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The Life of Handel

Victor Schoelcher - 1857 - 484 pages
...exhibition of the divine oratorio The Messiah (at London), Handel came to pay his respects to Lord Kinnoull, with whom he was particularly acquainted. His Lordship,...only entertained them, I wish to make them better.'" Dr. Beattie, in relating this anecdote,1 declares that it was communicated to him by Lord Kinuoull...
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The Beautiful in Nature, Art, and Life, Volume 1

Andrew James Symington - 1857 - 374 pages
...and in Dublin, when Lord Kinnoul complimented him on the noble entertainment which he had given to the town, " My Lord," said Handel, " I should be sorry...only entertained them ; I wish to make them better." As a performer on the organ, he has never had his equal. Blind during the last nine years of his life,...
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Historical Sketches of Hymns, Their Writers, and Their Influence

Joseph Belcher - 1859 - 428 pages
...stand up while that part of the music is performing. Some days after the first exhibition of the same divine oratorio, Mr. Handel came to pay his respects...'I should be sorry if I only entertained them : I wished to make them better.' " It is a somewhat curious fact that on the first p»rformance of " The...
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Historical Sketches of Hymns, Their Writers, and Their Influence

Joseph Belcher - 1859 - 418 pages
...stand up while that part of the music is performing. Some days after the first exhibition of the same divine oratorio, Mr. Handel came to pay his respects...'I should be sorry if I only entertained them : I wished to make them better.' " It is a somewhat curious fact that on the first performance of " The...
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The Queens of Society

Mrs. A. T. Thomson, Philip Wharton - 1860 - 532 pages
...was particularly acquainted. His lordship, as was natural, paid him some compliments on the notable entertainment which he had lately given the town....entertained them — I wish to make them better.' " Beattie's happiest hours are said to have been passed at Gordon Castle, with those whose tastes,...
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The Queens of Society

Mrs. A. T. Thomson, Philip Wharton - 1860 - 540 pages
...was particularly acquainted. His lordship, as was natural, paid him some compliments on the notable entertainment which he had lately given the town....said Handel, "I should be sorry if I only entertained them—I wish to make them better.'" Beattie's happiest hours are said to have been passed at Gordon...
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The queens of society, by Grace and Philip Wharton

Katherine Thomson - 1861 - 714 pages
...stand while that part of the music is performing. Some days after the first exhibition of the same divine oratorio, Mr. Handel came to pay his respects...entertained them — I wish to make them better." ' Beattie's happiest hours are said to have been passed at Gordon Castle, with those whose tastes,...
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Sketch of Handel and Beethoven, two lectures

Thomas Hanly Ball - 1864 - 110 pages
...Lordship, as was natural, paid him some compliments on the noble entertainment which he had lately given in the town. " My Lord, said Handel, I should be sorry...only entertained them, I wish TO MAKE THEM BETTER." The Messiah has remained the most popular of Oratorios. It is never announced in anything like a fitting...
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The Churchman's shilling magazine and family treasury, conducted ..., Volume 1

Robert Hall Baynes - 1867 - 696 pages
...entertainment he had given his audience by the performance of his oratorio " Messiah/' he said, " My lord, I should be sorry if I only entertained them ; I wish to make them better." The Chinese say that the heart, finding neither words nor signs adequate to express its emotions, at...
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