Christopher Wren et al. in London - 16 February, 1667

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 16 February 1667, page 725:

To my Lord Bruncker’s, and there was Sir Rob. Murray... Here came Mr. Hooke, Sir George Ent, Dr. Wren, and many others; and by and by the music, that is to say, Seignor Vincentio, who is the maister Composer, and six more, whereof two Eunuche (so tall, that Sir T. Harvy said well that he believes they did grow large by being gelt, as our Oxen do) and one woman, very well dressed and handsome enough but would not be kissed, as Mr. Killigrew, who brought the company in, did acquaint us. They sent two Harpsicons before; and by and by, after tuning them, they begun; and, I confess, very good …   more >>
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 16 February 1667. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 725. accessed: 13 April, 2024

location of experience: London


Christopher Wren
George Ent
doctor, Physician
Robert Hooke
Thomas Killigrew
theatre manager, Playwright
Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer
The Viscount Brouncker
first president of the Royal Society of London, Mathematician

Listening to

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Italian song

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 February, 1667
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:43:29 +0100