Peter Hawker in Alcobaça - 16 April, 1809

from Journal entry, 16 April 1809, page 32:

[W]e repaired to our billet.  We were here extremely fortunate in our host, who received us with the greatest hospitality, and, as well as he could express himself, begged that during our residence in his house we would consider every thing it afforded as our own.  [...] Although our host was unable to converse with us, he contrived to keep us constantly amused; particularly those fond of music: he played the piano and guitar, and had great taste in singing.

cite as

[Peter Hawker], Journal entry, 16 April 1809. In Journal of a Regimental Officer During the Recent Campaign in Portugal and Spain Under Lord Viscount Wellington (London, 1810), p. 32. accessed: 14 April, 2024

location of experience: Alcobaça


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

Listening to

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Unspecified vocal and instrumental music performed by An unnamed Portuguese gentleman

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 April, 1809
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:26:16 +0100
Approved on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:27:08 +0100