Caroline Powys in London, England - 26 May, 1788, at night

from Diary of Caroline Powys, 26 May 1788, pages 231–232:

We were at Merlin's exhibition in the morning and Dillon's exhibition of philosophical fireworks in the evening. During the intervals Mr. Cartwright performs on the musical glasses, the sounds on [sic] which are most harmonious, whilst Mr. Dillon lights up an aërostatic branch suspended from the cupola of the saloon, in which light is produced in an instant of time, which Mr. Dillon carries at will, and extinguishes in an instant; wonderfully pretty.

cite as

Caroline Powys, Diary of Caroline Powys, 26 May 1788. In Climenson, Emily J. (ed.), Passages from the Diaries of Mrs. Philip Lybbe Powys of Hardwick House, Oxon. A.D. 1756 to 1808 (London, 1899), p. 231–232. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: London, England


Caroline Powys

Listening to

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Performance on the musical glasses performed by Mr. Cartwright

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 May, 1788, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:41:15 +0000
Approved on Thu, 01 Feb 2018 16:36:15 +0000