Peter Hawker in a trip from Longparish, Hampshire to Exeter - 7 January, 1811

from Journal entry, 7 January 1811, page 22:

At four in the morning got into the mail, and at eleven at night reached Exeter. Had a delightfully jolly party, and, not being post day, the mail stopped whenever we saw game, and during the journey I killed 4 partridges. When it was too dark to shoot, our party mounted the roof, and sang choruses (while I joined them and drove), and in which the guard and coachman took a very able part.

cite as

Peter Hawker, Journal entry, 7 January 1811. In The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker, 1802-1853, volume 1 (London, 1893), p. 22. accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: a trip from Longparish, Hampshire to Exeter


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

Listening to

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Choruses performed by Peter Hawker and fellow travellers

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 January, 1811
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public


Hawker was travelling to rejoin his regiment in Portugal.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:04:18 +0100
Approved on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:59:25 +0100