William Gardiner in Leicester - the 1770's

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 3-4:

Having been put into a suit of nankeen, which had a smart appearance, Dr. Arnold, our near neighbour, requested to have my clothes tried on his son, who was of the same age. For this purpose I was carried in the morning to the doctor’s house, stripped, and put into bed to the historian, Mrs. Macauley. To be thus unceremoniously denuded, made me very indignant; to pacify me they set a-going the chimes of a musical clock which stood by the bedside. I was greatly delighted, and so reconciled to my situation, that it was with difficulty I could be taken away; and I consider this incident to …   more >>
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 3-4. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396292425643 accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: Leicester


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1770's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:00:25 +0100