Sir Walter Scott in Rome - in the middle of 1832

from A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume 1, pages 374-375:

Extract from a Contemporary Letter, 10th May, 1832 - We saw Sir Walter Scott often during the first week of his being here. The first time of meeting a shock was caused, as I was not prepared for his difficulty in speaking ; but, though his animation is gone, his conversation is much of the same sort as formerly, therefore most interesting and original, and his expression of goodness and benevolence truly venerable, in the midst of physical decay. He one day dined with us, with his daughter, Sir William Gell and Miss Mackenzie being the rest of the party. Bunsen had taken into consideration …   more >>
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Baroness von Bunsen, A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume 1 (London, 1868), p. 374-375. accessed: 11 December, 2023

location of experience: Rome


Sir Walter Scott
Historical Novelist, Playwright, Poet

Listening to

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German Ballads performed by Henry Bunsen, Ernest Bunsen

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1832
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:09:19 +0100
Approved on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17:05:34 +0100