Samuel Pepys in London - 27 February, 1668

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 27 February 1668, page 882:

All the morning at the office, and at noon home to dinner; and thence with my wife and Deb to the King's House to see Virgin Martyr, the first time it hath been acted a great while, and is mighty pleasant; not that the play is worth much, but it is finely Acted by Becke Marshall; but that which did please me beyond anything in the whole world was the wind-musique when the Angell comes down, which is so sweet that it ravished me; and endeed, in a word, did wrap up my soul so that it made me really sick, just as I have formerly been when in love with my wife; that neither then, nor all that …   more >>
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Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 27 February 1668. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 882. accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: London


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Listening to

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Wind music in the play "Virgin Martyr" (by Thomas Dekker)

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 February, 1668
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:01:38 +0100