Upper class indifference to Ernst

Even Ernst was not immune to English upper-class indifference, but the following story shows the most mannerly and tactful way of dealing with it:

Herr Ernst, when at the residence of a very exulted personage, finding that no one was paying attention to his performance, quietly put up his violin, left the room, and the next day, declined to receive the money. – [Quoted from] The Musical World.

Sheffield and Rotherham Independent, 29/8/1857, p.7

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