Samuel Pepys in London - 23 January, 1664

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 23 January 1664, page 344:

At noon home to dinner, where Hawly came to see us and dined with us. And after we had dined came Mr. Mallard; and after he had eat something, I brought down my vyall, which he played on - the first Maister that ever touched her yet, and she proves very well and will be, I think, an admirable instrument. He played some very fine things of his own, but I was afeared to enter too far in their commendation for fear he should offer to copy them for me out, and so I be forced to give or lend him something.
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 23 January 1664. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 344. accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: London


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Listening to

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Music for the viol
written by Mr. Mallard
performed by Mr. Mallard

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 January, 1664
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:16:37 +0100