Hester Lynch Piozzi et al. in Paris - mid September, 1784, in the morning

from Diary of Hester Lynch Piozzi, 7 December 1784, page 619:

Mr Piozzi’s Valet too (a Venetian) was dressing my Hair at Paris one Morning, while somebody was playing on the Violin at the opposite Windows of the same Hotel:I observed him to fret, & seem oddly miserable: What’s the matter with you said I Ercolani?  If (replied he, Mistress) that Beast does not leave off soon I shall run Mad or dye directly, & you will see an honest Italian killed by a French Dog’s howling.

cite as

Hester Lynch Piozzi, Diary of Hester Lynch Piozzi, 7 December 1784. In Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana: The Diary of Mrs. Hester Lynch Thrale (Later Mrs. Piozzi) 1776–1809. 2nd ed. , volume 2 (Oxford, 1951), p. 619. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1543234637029 accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Hester Lynch Piozzi
Writer, Writer

Listening to

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violin playing

Experience Information

Date/Time mid September, 1784, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


All spelling and punctuation copied from the original.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 26 Nov 2018 12:17:17 +0000
Approved on Fri, 30 Nov 2018 16:46:36 +0000