Countess of Ilchester in Royal Pavilion, Brighton - January, 1816, at night
The Chinese scene is gay beyond description, and I am sure you would admire it, as well as the manner of living at the Pavilion, though the extreme warmth of it might, perhaps, be too much for you. Every one was free in the morning of all Court restraint, and only met at six o’clock punctually for dinner to the number of between thirty and forty daily, and in the evening about as many more were generally invited; a delightful band of music played till half-past eleven, when the Royal Family took their leave, and the rest of the company also, after partaking of sandwiches.
Maria Fox-Strangways, Letter from the Dowager Countess of Ilchester to Harriot Frampton, 2 February 1816. In Harriet Georgiana Mundy (ed.), The Journal of Mary Frampton, from the Year 1779, until the year 1846 (London, 1885), p. 264. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535536882870 accessed: 10 December, 2023
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|Unspecified music||performed by a band|
|Date/Time||January, 1816, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|