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Only Connect - William Hamilton <> Charles Burney

How are these sitters connected?

The connection
In Naples, in sight of the volcano Vesuvius, Charles Burney had ‘a long dish of musical talk’ with William Hamilton and ‘Mrs H.’ He noted: ‘-the Mountain was very turbulent all night.’

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