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  The research archive of Gary W. Ewer regarding the history of the daguerreotype

On this day (October 5) in the year 1850, the following article appeared in "The Boston Daily Evening Transcript." - - - - - - - - - - - JENNY LIND. MOVEMENTS, DOINGS. &c. "Ten thousand warblers cheer the day, and one The live long night." In consequence of the great desire of all classes of our citizens to hear Jenny Lind, in the sublime productions of Handel and Haydn, tickets were in brisk demand today, and we fear many will be deprived of places who greatly desired to attend, in consequence of her great European reputation in the pieces she is to give. Miss Lind visited Whipple's daguerrian gallery yesterday and sat for her picture, which is a capital one. A group of three, Jenny, Belletti and Benedict was also taken. Their appearance is exceedingly life-like, and will add greatly to Mr. Whipple's already high reputation as an artist. After this sitting, Jenny, with her party, took a drive into the country, and was seen in the afternoon on Milton Hill, ranging about as a free as air, which must have been a rich treat to her, after so many at homes, and formal receptions of her hosts of friends. IMPROMPTU TO JENNY LIND. Sweet Bird of the forest, Why camest thou here? They voice was for heaven, Thy resting-place there. The leaves gently murmured Above thy fair head, The streams softly echoed Thy footsteps' low tread. And Nature once worshipped in beauty and truth, Now almost forgotten, Yet lives in thy youth. Then hail to thy coming Fair Spirit of song! Earth sends thee her blessing, Amid the gay throng. A. The Concert at Providence on Monday evening will be fully attended. Col Ross's bid of $650 for the first ticket was the first, last, and only bid; there was no use in competing with this man, when his mind is made up. The rest of the tickets brought from $2 to $7 premium. Several ladies and gentlemen from Montreal arrived at the Revere yesterday to attend the Concert this evening. Miss Lind called upon Charlotte Cushman yesterday, previous to the departure of the latter for New York. -------------------------------------------------------------- 10-05-98

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