Mr Gardiner et al. - late 18th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 134:

My father once visited Mr. Hall [...] He was a miller, upon an extensive scale, and kept many cats to protect his corn, from the ravages of rats and mice. So strong was his belief in this ancient notion, that he could not be prevailed upon to taste animal food, lest he should be devouring some one of his ancestors. — This opinion was much strengthened by the discovery that one of his cats was very fond of music ; he conceived it to possess the soul of a musician. Several of these animals were lying on the hearth, and he assured my father that if he would sing a short strain, the cat …   more >>

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 3 (London, 1 January, 1853), p. 134. accessed: 15 June, 2024


Listening to

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'Hide me from days' garish eye' performed by Mr Gardiner

Experience Information

Date/Time late 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


The listener/performer, Mr Gardiner, is the author's father.

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 31 May 2015 22:36:48 +0100
Approved on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:58:14 +0100