John Mullan: English culture, 18 June 1998
Show More The Pleasures of the Imagination: English Culture in the 18th Century by John Brewer.
HarperCollins, 448 pp., £19.99, January 1997, 0 00 255537 9Show More
“... of oil paintings in Pall Mall), her theatre-going, her attendance at concerts and operas. The Huntington Library in California now houses the 17-volume chronicle of Larpent’s tireless quest for what she called ‘a refinement which can only be felt in the pure pleasure of intellectual pursuits’. Her journal contains, Brewer writes, ‘a carefully and ...”