Robert Emmet in Dublin - 1797

from Memoirs of Myself, begun many Years since, but never, I fear, to be completed, page 58:

He [Robert Emmet] was altogether a noble fellow, and as full of imagination and tenderness of heart as of manly daring. He used frequently to sit by me at the piano-forte, while I played over the airs from Bunting’s Irish collection; and I remember one day when we were thus employed, his starting up as if from a reverie while I was playing the spirited air “Let Erin remember the Day,” and exclaiming passionately, “Oh that I were at the head of twenty-thousand men marching to that air.”

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Thomas Moore, Memoirs of Myself, begun many Years since, but never, I fear, to be completed. In Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 1 (London, 1853), p. 58. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1558368080141 accessed: 29 June, 2022

location of experience: Dublin

Listeners

Robert Emmet
Irish nationalist rebel leader
1778-1803

Listening to

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'Let Erin remember the Day' performed by Thomas Moore
airs from Bunting's Irish collection performed by Thomas Moore

Experience Information

Date/Time 1797
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 20 May 2019 17:01:20 +0100
Approved on Wed, 29 Jul 2020 11:39:06 +0100