Countess of Blessington et al. in London, England - June, 1834

from Pencillings by the Way, pages xxxvi:

My letter is getting long, and I have no time to describe his singing. It is well known, however, that its effect is only equalled by the beauty of his own words; and, for one, I could have taken him into my heart with delight. He makes no attempt at music. It is a kind of admirable recitative, in which every shade of thought is syllabled and dwelt upon, and the sentiment of the song goes through your blood, warming you to the very eyelids, and starting your tears, if you have a soul or sense in you. I have heard of a woman’s fainting at a song of Moore’s; and …   more >>

cite as

Nathaniel Parker Willis, Pencillings by the Way. In Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 1 (London, 1853), p. xxxvi. accessed: 13 April, 2024

location of experience: London, England


Countess of Blessington
journalist, literary hostess, Novelist
Nathaniel Parker Willis
Author, editor, Poet

Listening to

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written by Thomas Moore
performed by Thomas Moore
'When First I Met Thee'
written by Thomas Moore
performed by Thomas Moore

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1834
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 30 May 2019 11:54:24 +0100
Approved on Wed, 29 Jul 2020 12:12:07 +0100