Jeremy Bentham in Queen's College, Oxford - 5 May, 1763

from Letter from Jeremy Bentham to Jeremiah Bentham, 6 May 1763, page 73:

Yesterday being Thanksgiving day we had very grand doings here. The Vice-Chancellor read prayers, in the Course of which we had Purcell’s Deum perform’d by a band of Musick in the Organ-loft as well as the other Services: after which we had an excellent Discourse from (you may guess whom when you are inform’d that the Vice Chancellor had the appointment of the Preacher) Mr. Jefferson; […] the whole Service was concluded with Handel’s Coronation Anthem; in the Evening we had Fire-works play’d off; the expences defray’d by Subscription.

cite as

Jeremy Bentham, Letter from Jeremy Bentham to Jeremiah Bentham, 6 May 1763. In Timothy L.S. Sprigge (ed.), The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, Vol. 1, 1752–76, volume 1 (London, 2017), p. 73. accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: Queen's College, Oxford


Jeremy Bentham
Jurist, Philosopher, Reformer

Listening to

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Coronation Anthem
written by George Frideric Handel
Te Deum
written by Henry Purcell

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 May, 1763
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 09 Jan 2018 10:17:52 +0000
Approved on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:32:51 +0000