Fifth Viscount Torrington in Bala - 5 August, 1793

from A Tour to North Wales, 1793, page 282:

[Byng has described his arrival at the inn, after a journey on horseback and through difficult terrain in the pouring rain.]

 Miseries overcomforts begin;candles,a great fire, newspaper, supper, and the harper, with as tolerable port wine as I have found in Wales.The harper rattled away, and in a loud key, as I liked, till the sound lost its effect; and then I took to my writing.

cite as

John Byng, A Tour to North Wales, 1793. In C. Bruyn Andrews (ed.), The Torrington Diaries Containing the Tours Throughout England and Wales of the Hon. John Byng (Later Fifth Viscount Torrington) Between the Years 1781 and 1794, volume 3 (London, 1936), p. 282. accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: Bala


Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist

Listening to

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Welsh harp music performed by a Welsh harper

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 August, 1793
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 04 Jan 2019 09:37:48 +0000
Approved on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:01:39 +0000