4th Earl of Guilford et al. in London, England - 25 June, 1815
from Diary of Mary Berry, 25 June 1815, page 61:
In the evening at Lord Guildford’s [sic]. Smith (the ‘Rejected Addresses’) sang several songs, the merit of which consisted in the words, which are very epigrammatic.
Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 25 June 1815. In Lady Theresa Lewis, Lady Theresa Lewis and Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 3 (London, 1865), p. 61. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1542276700123 accessed: 3 October, 2022
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|epigrammatic songs||performed by James Smith|
|Date/Time||25 June, 1815|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
Brothers James and Horace Smith published a collection of parodies, 'The Rejected Addresses', or 'The New Theatrum Poetarum', in 1812, on the occasion of the dedication of the rebuilt Drury Lane theatre. James, the brother referred to in this diary entry, also wrote comic songs for Charles Mathews’ entertainments.