Hester Lynch Piozzi in Bath - between late May, 1780 and early June, 1780

from Diary of Hester Lynch Thrale, 20 June 1780, pages 438–439:

I saw Mr Jerningham the Poet at Bath too, & took a strong Aversion to him: so finical, so despicable, so delicate.  he had got a Harp, & he was to sing to it: so he whispered his Airs out in so soft a Warble one could not hear him: & then the door must be open’d, & then the Fire must be put out, & then he must have two Candles to shew off his Figure, & then the Carpet must be rolled up, & then he must have some Milk and Water—and then he sung Arne’s Ballads

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cite as

Hester Lynch Piozzi, Diary of Hester Lynch Thrale, 20 June 1780. In Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana: The Diary of Mrs. Hester Lynch Thrale (Later Mrs. Piozzi) 1776–1809. 2nd ed. , volume 1 (Oxford, 1951), p. 438–439. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1543232357345 accessed: 17 July, 2024

location of experience: Bath


Hester Lynch Piozzi
Writer, Writer

Listening to

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written by Thomas Arne
performed by Edward Jerningham

Experience Information

Date/Time between late May, 1780 and early June, 1780
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors


All spelling and punctuation copied from the original.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 26 Nov 2018 11:39:20 +0000
Approved on Fri, 30 Nov 2018 16:34:36 +0000