Caroline Powys in Matlock Bath - in the middle of 1757
from Journal of a Tour into Yorkshire and Derbyshire, 1757, page 31:
At two the bell rings for dinner, and, as before said, ease without unnecessary ceremony reigns here. Every one sits down without any form, those who come first by the rule taking the uppermost seats at the long table. There is a gallery for a band of music, who play the whole time of meals.
Caroline Powys, Journal of a Tour into Yorkshire and Derbyshire, 1757. In Emily J. Climenson (ed.), Passages from the Diaries of Mrs. Philip Lybbe Powys of Hardwick House, Oxon. A.D. 1756 to 1808 (London, 1899), p. 31. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1516717989546 accessed: 17 May, 2022
Listening tohide composers
|Music to accompany meals|
|Date/Time||in the middle of 1757|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors|