Anne Jane Barbara Moore et al. in Mayfield Cottage, nr. Ashbourne, Derbyshire - 1814

from Letter from Thomas Moore to his mother, Anastasia Moore, 1814, page 9:

Barbara[*] has this moment interrupted me with her often-repeated demand for “pretty mookis,” which means “pretty music,” and I have accordingly set her up on a chair at the pianoforte, where she is inflicting all sorts of tones on my ears. I hope she will continue as fond of it as she is now.

 

[*Moore’s two-year-old daughter]

cite as

Thomas Moore, Letter from Thomas Moore to his mother, Anastasia Moore, 1814. In Lord John Russell and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 2 (London, 1853), p. 9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1593534389773 accessed: 27 September, 2021

location of experience: Mayfield Cottage, nr. Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Listeners

Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer
1779-1852

Listening to

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a child's exploration of the piano performed by Barbara Moore

Experience Information

Date/Time 1814
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 30 Jun 2020 17:26:30 +0100
Approved on Wed, 29 Jul 2020 12:14:35 +0100