Samuel Pepys in London - 15 November, 1667

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 15 November 1667 , page 848:

Thence away home (calling at my Mercer and tailor's) and there find, as I expected, Mr. Caesar and little Pellam Humphrys, lately returned from France and is an absolute Monsieur, as full of form and confidence and vanity, and disparages everything and everybody's skill but his own. The truth is, everybody says he is very able; but to hear how he laughs at all the King's music here, as Blagrave and others, that they cannot keep time nor tune nor understand anything, and that Grebus the Frenchman, the King's Maister of Musique, how he understands nothing nor can play on any instrument and so …   more >>
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Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 15 November 1667 . In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 848. accessed: 2 April, 2023

location of experience: London


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Listening to

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Pepys's impressions of Pellam Humphrys and Mr. Caesar's musicianship performed by Mr. Caesar, Pellam Humphrys, Samuel Pepys

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 November, 1667
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:33:31 +0100