Breton family et al. in Chilham Castle - early November, 1813

from Letter from Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra, 6 Nov. 1813, pages 238-239:

We met only the Bretons at Chilham Castle, besides a Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and a Miss Lee staying in the house, and were only fourteen altogether. My brother and Fanny thought it the pleasantest party they had ever known there, and I was very well entertained by bits and scraps.… By the by, as I must leave off being young, I find many douceurs in being a sort of chaperon, for I am put on the sofa near the fire, and can drink as much wine as I like. We had music in the evening: Fanny and Miss Wildman played, and Mr. James Wildman sat close by and listened, or pretended to listen.
cite as

Jane Austen, Letter from Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra, 6 Nov. 1813. In Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (ed.), The Letters of Jane Austen: Selected from the Compilation of Her Great Nephew, Edward, Lord Bradbourne (Boston, 1908), p. 238-239. accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: Chilham Castle


Listening to

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music at Chilham Castle performed by Fanny Knight, Miss Wildman

Experience Information

Date/Time early November, 1813
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:45:08 +0000