guests at Chatsworth House in Chatsworth House, Derbyshire - January, 1815

from Letter from Thomas Moore to Mr [James] Power, 31 January 1815, page 64:

You cannot imagine what a sensation the Prince’s song excited at Chatsworth.* It was in vain to guard your property; they had it sung and repeated over so often that they all took copies of it, and I dare say, in the course of next week, there will not be a Whig lord or lady in England who will not be in possession of it.


*“When first I met thee warm and young,” &c.

cite as

Thomas Moore, Letter from Thomas Moore to Mr [James] Power, 31 January 1815. In Lord John Russell and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 2 (London, 1853), p. 64. accessed: 1 October, 2023

location of experience: Chatsworth House, Derbyshire


Listening to

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'When first I met thee warm and young'
written by Thomas Moore
performed by Thomas Moore

Experience Information

Date/Time January, 1815
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Moore's song refers to the Prince Regent's political abandonment of Ireland, set in the guise of a love song. James Power was Moore's publisher.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 30 Jun 2020 17:46:50 +0100
Approved on Wed, 29 Jul 2020 12:18:22 +0100