Samuel Pepys in London - 9 February, 1668

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 9 February 1668, page 873:

At noon home to dinner, where by appointment Mr. Pelling came, and with him three friends: Wallington that sings the good bass, and one Rogers, and a gentleman, a young man, his name Tempest, who sings very well endeed and understands anything in the world at first sight. After dinner, we into our dining-room and there to singing all the afternoon [...]: but though they sang fine things, yet I must confess that I did take no pleasure in it, or very little, because I understood not the words; and with the rests that the words are set, there is no sense nor understanding in them, though they be …   more >>
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 9 February 1668. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 873. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 February, 1668
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:51:57 +0100