Mr Crouch et al. in Chambray - 1790

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 340-341:

On Friday (an ominous day for travelling, as Mr. Sheridan used to say), in a post coach and four we set off for Douay...We, however, were unable to stay at Douay, and jogged merrily towards Cambray, armed, not with pistols, but with bottles of sparkling Champagne, in the pockets of our carriage, and we drank the health of the inhabitants of every chateau which we passed ; Johnstone and myself singing all the way, and repeating, while we quaffed, the translation of Dr. Aldridge's Latin epigram of Causae Bibendi. "If on my theme I rightly think, There are five reasons why men should drink ; …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 340-341. accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: Chambray


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Song performed by Michael Kelly, Jack Johnstone

Experience Information

Date/Time 1790
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, outdoors

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:01:24 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 23:07:49 +0000