Mr Sheridan in London - 1794

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 62:

At this period [in 1794], Mr. Sheridan was getting largely in my debt ; I, myself, was not keeping out of debt and my wine bills were very large ; the purple tide flowed by day and night ; and I never stopped it, for then "I took the DRUNKARD for a GOD." One day, I called upon him, and requested he would let me have a little money ; he put me off, as usual, with promising he would let me have some to-morrow. To-morrow was always his favourite pay-day ; but, like the trust-day at a French inn, that morrow never did I see. In the midst of all this, he told me how much he was pleased with …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 62. accessed: 8 December, 2023

location of experience: London


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Angels, ever bright and fair performed by Tom Welsh

Experience Information

Date/Time 1794
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:08:36 +0100
Approved on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 19:05:29 +0000