Samuel Pepys in London - 31 October, 1665

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 31 October 1665, pages 547-548:

About nine at night I came home, and there find Mrs. Pierce come, and little Franke Tooker and Mr. Hill and other people, a great many, dancing, and anon comes Mrs. Coleman, with her husband and Laneare. The dancing ended, and to sing, which Mrs. Coleman doth very finely, though her voice is decayed as to strengt;h but mighty sweet, though saft - and a pleasant jolly woman, and in mighty good humour was tonight. Among other things, Laneare did at the request of Mr. Hill bring two or three the finest prints for my wife to see that ever I did see in all my life. But for singing, among other …   more >>
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Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 31 October 1665. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 547-548. accessed: 5 March, 2024

location of experience: London


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Listening to

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opera performed by Elizabeth Coleman

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 October, 1665
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:19:14 +0100