Dr John Moore in Naples - early May, late 18th Century

from A View of Society and Manners in Italy. Volume 2, pages 248, 260:

 On the first Sunday of May, we had an opportunity of seeing the famous Neapolitan miracle, of the liquefaction of Saint Januarius's blood performed. [...]

It was now almost dark—and when least expected, the signal was given that the miracle was performed. The populace filled the air with repeated shouts of joy; a band of music began to play; Te Deum was sung; couriers were dispatched to the royal family, then at Portici, with the glad tidings; the young lady dried up her tears; the countenances of our company brightened in an instant.

cite as

Dr John Moore, A View of Society and Manners in Italy. Volume 2, volume 2 (London, 1796), p. 248, 260. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1509100780449 accessed: 14 August, 2022

location of experience: Naples

Listeners

Dr John Moore
man of letters, Physician
1729-1802

Listening to

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Te Deum
written by [William?] Jackson

Experience Information

Date/Time early May, late 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:39:40 +0100
Approved on Mon, 08 Jan 2018 16:01:42 +0000