Mary Berry in Broadstairs - 31 August, 1794

from Letter from Mary Berry to Ann Damer, 1 September 1794, page 435:

What jolly souls, as you truly say, are the Greatheads! We dined with them yesterday with such an Irish, vulgar, acting Capt. Ashe! who we are to see act ‘Hamlet,’ at the Margate Theatre on Tuesday next. Such singing, such wit, such laughter; and they, good-humoured creatures, so enjoying it! But do not pity me and suppose that I did otherwise. When I am neither morally nor physically unwell, as few people observe more, so nobody can be more entertained with this sort of accidental society, marked with …   more >>

cite as

Mary Berry, Letter from Mary Berry to Ann Damer, 1 September 1794. In Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 1 (London, 1865), p. 435. accessed: 27 February, 2024

location of experience: Broadstairs


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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unspecified songs performed by Captain Ashe

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 August, 1794
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 06 Nov 2018 16:38:35 +0000
Approved on Sat, 01 Dec 2018 12:11:09 +0000