John Bacon Sawry Morritt et al. in Bothwell Castle, South Lanarkshire - 7 September, 1808, at night

from Diary of Mary Berry, 7 September 1808, page 369:

In the evening there was dancing and music, and they had all sorts of ridiculous dances. They played at false acting, Morritt reciting Antony’s oration upon Cæsar's body, and I making the gestures; all which made us laugh not a little.

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 7 September 1808. In Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 2 (London, 1865), p. 369. accessed: 18 April, 2024

location of experience: Bothwell Castle, South Lanarkshire


John Bacon Sawry Morritt
Classical scholar, traveller
Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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music to accompany dancing

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 September, 1808, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:55:06 +0000
Approved on Sat, 01 Dec 2018 13:27:52 +0000