Frescheville Holles et al. in London - 24 March, 1668

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 24 March 1668, page 894:

Having done here, I out and there met Sir Fr. Hollis, who doth still tell me that above all things in the world he wishes he had my tongue in his mouth; meaning, since my speech in Parliament. He took Lord Brouncker and me down to the guards, he and his company being upon the guards today; and there he did, in a handsome room to that purpose, make us drink, and did call for his Bagpiper; which, with pipes of ebony tipped with silver, he did play beyond anything of that kind that ever I heard in my life. And with great pains he must have obtained it, but with pains that the instrument doth not …   more >>
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Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 24 March 1668. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 894. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1407414745406 accessed: 18 May, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

Frescheville Holles
Naval officer
1642-1672
Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer
1633-1703
The Viscount Brouncker
first president of the Royal Society of London, Mathematician
1620-1684

Listening to

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Scottish bagpipe music

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 March, 1668
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:32:25 +0100