John Marsh in London - 1766

from journal entry, page 40:

In less than a week... we all receiv'd an invitation from Miss Wyatt to be present at the reception of Gay's Toyshop in her dancing room by the young ladies, to which we accordingly went & were much entertain'd, especially as that also ended with a dance. The music however fell far short of ours as they only had an old man who play'd the fiddle occasionally for the dancing master, who was so vile a scraper that Mr Gibson complain'd that the music made his belly ache.
cite as

John Marsh, journal entry. In John Marsh, and Brian Robins (ed.), journal entry, volume - (Stuyvesant, New York, 1998), p. 40. accessed: 22 November, 2017

location of experience: London


John Marsh
Gentleman, Writer, Music criticism, Composer […]

Experience Information

Date/Time 1766
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others


'The Toyshop' was a satirical farce by Robert Dodsley, there is no evidence to substantiate Marsh's attribution of this to John Gay, see page 40, note 23. The music is not specified.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:46:38 +0000