Thomas Gray in Naples - July, 1740

from Letter from Thomas Gray to Philip Gray, 10 July 1740:

BEGINNING OF LETTER At my return to this city, the day before yesterday, I had the pleasure of finding yours dated June the 9th. The period of our voyages, at least towards the south, is come, as you wish. We have been at Naples, spent nine or ten days there, and returned to Rome, where finding no likelihood of a Pope yet these three months, and quite wearied with the formal aſsemblies, and little society of that great city, Mr. Walpole determined to return hither to spend the summer, where he imagines he shall paſs his time more agreeably than in the tedious expectation of what, when it …   more >>
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Thomas Gray, Letter from Thomas Gray to Philip Gray, 10 July 1740. accessed: 20 February, 2024 (Bodleian Library Oxford)

location of experience: Naples


Thomas Gray
scholar, Poet

Listening to

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sacred choral music

Experience Information

Date/Time July, 1740
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


The music was performed on the feast of Corpus Christi 1740

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Fri, 27 Dec 2013 22:11:15 +0000