Barker et al. in London - 12 April, 1667

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 12 April 1667, page 755:

[W]e stayed singing in the garden till supper was ready, and there with great pleasure. But I tried my girls, Mercer and Barker singly, one after another, a single song, At dead low Ebb, &c.; and I do clearly find that as to manner of singing, the latter do much the better, the other thinking herself, as I do myself, above taking pains for a manner of singing, contenting ourselfs with the judgment and goodness of eare.
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 12 April 1667. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 755. accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Mary Mercer
Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Listening to

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At Dead Low Ebb
written by Henry Lawes
performed by Barker, Mary Mercer

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 April, 1667
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, outdoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:05:40 +0100