Mary Berry in Paris - 22 May, 1834

from Diary of Mary Berry, 22 May 1834, page 415:

I am just come from the funeral of Lafayette. It was in every respect as ill-managed, and as little imposing, as if it had been in England, et c’est beaucoup dire. […] The drums of the regiments were muffled; but there was much too little music, and what there was, was absolutely without any effect appropriate to the occasion.

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 22 May 1834. 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. 415. accessed: 3 March, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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music at the funeral procession of the Marquis de Lafayette

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 May, 1834
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 23 Nov 2018 18:00:40 +0000
Approved on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:17:28 +0000