Mary Berry in Rome - 28 February, 1821

from Diary of Mary Berry, 6 March 1821, page 295:

At half-past four o’clock we went to the Duchess of Devonshire’s balcony to see what was passing in the Corso. The scene was really curious and amusing. Groups of peasants, masked, were dancing in the Place to the sound of the tambourine played by other masks.

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 6 March 1821. 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. 295. accessed: 14 April, 2024

location of experience: Rome


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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tambourines to accompany dancing performed by masked peasants

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 February, 1821
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, outdoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 23 Nov 2018 14:22:14 +0000
Approved on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:36:54 +0000