Hester Lynch Piozzi in London, England - between 1740 and 1760

from Diary of Hester Lynch Piozzi, April 1801, page 1021:

Mr Piozzi is very angry with me when I say I remember old Leveridge the Tenor or perhaps Bass Singer of ancient Days—It makes him quite mad to think I acknowledge a lapse of so many Years; yet that I do remember the Man is a Fact.  Why good Heav’n! says my Master—That Man’s Name is in the Spectator; & so it is, 7th Vol No 541 the Date 1712. …   more >>

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Hester Lynch Piozzi, Diary of Hester Lynch Piozzi, April 1801. 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. 1021. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1543243292726 accessed: 16 April, 2024

location of experience: London, England


Hester Lynch Piozzi
Writer, Writer

Listening to

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vocal music performed by Richard Leveridge

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1740 and 1760
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Richard Leveridge, the bass singer, was born in 1670, so would have been eighty in 1750, when Hester Piozzi (neé Salusbury) was nine. All spelling and punctuation copied from the original.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 26 Nov 2018 14:41:33 +0000
Approved on Fri, 30 Nov 2018 17:26:52 +0000