I Wished to Make Them Better

“When Handel’s Messiah was first performed, a nobleman hailed the work as ‘a noble entertainment.’ Handel replied: ‘My Lord, I should be sorry if I only entertained them; I wished to make them better.”

– Nancy Pearcey, Saving Leonardo (p. 123)

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