He also seized the opportunity of offering him a libretto for a new oratorio.
The music is lost, but the libretto survives, and that is enough to account for the collapse.
The summer was devoted to the composition of Belshazzar, for which Jennens had supplied the libretto.
In writing the libretto I had become acquainted with the actresses.
I do not claim that our libretto was good poetry but it served as a vehicle for the tunes.
He did not notice that the binding which held the libretto was tricolored.
And he has written a grand opera on a mediæval theme to his own libretto.
The libretto is not above criticism; it strikes us that there is not enough of it.
How little a libretto interprets an opera; how little we care even to read it!
Let Caesar claim the writing of the libretto, if it be Caesar's!