Charles C.F. Greville in Pozzuoli - 23 April, 1830, in the morning

from Journal entry, 24 April 1830, page 342:


The Cave of the Sybil, Lake Avernus, and Temple of Apollo are not worth seeing, but as they are celebrated by Virgil they must be visited […] We found two ridiculous parties there, one English, the other French, the latter the most numerous and chattering, and mounted on asses, so as to make a long cavalcade. There was a fat old gentleman just coming puffing out of the cave, and calling with delight to his ladies, ‘Ah, mesdames, êtes-vous noires?’ as they certainly were, for all one gets in the cave is a blackened face from the …   more >>

cite as

Charles C.F. Greville, Journal entry, 24 April 1830. In Henry Reeve (ed.), The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, volume 1 (London, 1874), p. 342. accessed: 27 March, 2023

location of experience: Pozzuoli


Charles C.F. Greville
Clerk-in-ordinary to the Privy Council, Political and social diarist, Private secretary

Listening to

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Music played on the flute

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 April, 1830, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public


The journal entry recounts the events of the preceding day.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:29:34 +0100
Approved on Sat, 30 Jun 2018 18:26:35 +0100