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Dearest Father, Composer of My Very Being and Arbiter of My most Consequential Choices,
I write first and foremost to congratulate you, Father! No daughter of any great man could be more proud than I am to hear of your recent commission in Rome. Music for Holy Week at…Continue
Weeks and months had passed since laying eyes upon the Estate and finally I had everything nearly in place. I had received a letter from Mama and Papa advising me of the death of two of my dear cousins from smallpox, and thought a visit to the chapel in the house a good idea. I also had much to be thankful for in my own good health and good fortune.
I walked into the dark, paneled room and was immediately touched by the faint scent of incense, from a mass long past, undoubtedly. The…Continue
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The ballroom by the time the clock struck twelve was already full with laughter behind the masks and fizzing sounds of champagne. Behind the masks were people of most different agendas - spies, perhaps - but the masks kept their…Continue
After receiving a letter from my parents in early summer bidding me to come home for an important discussion, I found myself in the midst of a flurry of activity. My father, it seemed, was interested in purchasing land for industries in the growth, and eventual trade of cotton, tobacco, sugar and indigo in the West Indies. He envisioned doubling his merchant ships in the sale of the finished product. I was resigned to a visit requiring nothing more than looks of admiration at my father's…Continue