Samuel Pepys in London - 23 February, 1666

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 23 February 1666, page 589:

Anon comes Mrs. Knipp to see my wife, who is gone out; so I fain to entertain her.... And at home I spent all night talking with this baggage and teaching her my song of Beauty retire, which she sings and makes go most rarely, and a very fine song it seems to be.
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 23 February 1666. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 589. accessed: 3 December, 2023

location of experience: London


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Listening to

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Beauty retire
written by Samuel Pepys
performed by Mrs Knipp

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 February, 1666
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:30:54 +0100