Captain Downing et al. in London - 9 November, 1666

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 9 November 1666, page 690:

After our first bout of dancing, Knipp and I to sing, and Mercer and Capt. Downing (who loves and understands music) would by all means have my song of Beauty Retire - which Knipp hath spread abroad, and he extolls it above anything he ever heard. And without flattery, I think it is good in its kind.
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 9 November 1666. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 690. accessed: 18 May, 2024

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 Elizabeth Knepp, Samuel Pepys

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 November, 1666
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:24:17 +0100