Earl of Sandwich et al. in Leicestershire - the 1770's

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 6-7:

[M]y father dined at Gumley Hall with Mr. Cradock, where he met Lord Sandwich and the London party. On the cloth being drawn, his Lordship, addressing himself to Mr. Warren, secretary to the Noblemen’s Catch Club, said, “Tom, have you got the catch-books here?” “Yes, my Lord,” said Warren. “Then hand them to me.” On their being placed at the head of the table, his Lordship said, “ I shall choose first, and then each one in his turn. We will begin with Lord Mornington’s catch: "'Twas you, sir, ’Twas you, sir, that kiss'd the pretty girl; 'Twas you, sir, you.” Several …   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 6-7. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396528842725 accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Leicestershire


Earl of Sandwich
Admiralty, diplomat

Listening to

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Adieu to the village delights
Lord Mornington's Catch

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 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:40:42 +0100