Peter Hawker in Southampton - 12 July, 1827, at night

from Journal entry, 12 July 1827, page 309:

Went to Southampton, to superintend some boat jobs that were doing for me. Slept at the ‘Sun’ inn on the quay, where the noise was such that all I ever heard before was pianissimo compared to it; thirty fellows screeching drunk, and singing till daybreak, in one room; an argument on politics in another, and a gaggle of more than average chattering women in another; people to and fro all night, and the waiters running about like mad dogs; but, per contra, I had a good bed, and, what was a miracle in Southampton, no fleas.

cite as

Peter Hawker, Journal entry, 12 July 1827. In The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker, 1802-1853, volume 1 (London, 1893), p. 309. accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Southampton


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

Listening to

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Drunken singing

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 July, 1827, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:16:17 +0100
Approved on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:44:51 +0100