Reading from Poets

Readings From the Poets.     Under this title, Madame Louise de Mortie gave, in Mechanics’ Hall, last evening, an entertainment far surpassing in excellence any similar one ever given here.  She came almost unannounced and unknown, and quite surprised the not very large audience by her rich, full, and musical voice, the exquisite skill with which she modulated it, and the fire and pathos which she infused into all her pieces.  Her reading of Whittier’s “Astra” and several other warlike and patriotic pieces, was intensely thrilling, and he must be cold indeed, who could listen to then unmoved……Lowell Citizen and News, March 19,’

                 (Liberator  Mar 27, 1863, pg 3)