1st Baronet et al. in Ramsbury Manor, Marlborough, Wiltshire - between 7 September, 1818, 12:00 AM and 8 September, 1818, 12:00 AM

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 7–8 September 1818, pages 156–159:

7th. […] The company at Burdett’s [Sir Francis Burdett, fifth baronet] were the two Hobhouses, Scrope Davies, a little doctor who attends Lady Burdett, and a Mr. Maxwell. […] Music in the evening. Second Miss B[urdett] sung very prettily, and Davies delighted with the share he himself took in the “Waters of Babylon,” a chant of Purcell’s, which he had given Miss B.


8th. […] Music in the evening. Burdett’s third daughter, Johanna, an exceedingly pretty girl. Davies’s “Waters of Babylon” again set a-going.

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 7–8 September 1818. In Lord John Russell and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 2 (London, 1853), p. 156–159. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1593610624582 accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Ramsbury Manor, Marlborough, Wiltshire


1st Baronet
lawyer, Politician
5th Baronet Burdett
1st Baron Broughton
Author, Member of Parliament, Politician
Scrope Berdmore Davies
Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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'By the Waters of Babylon'
written by Henry Purcell
performed by Miss Burdett, Scrope Davies
unspecified songs performed by Miss Burdett

Experience Information

Date/Time between 7 September, 1818, 12:00 AM and 8 September, 1818, 12:00 AM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 01 Jul 2020 14:37:05 +0100
Approved on Wed, 29 Jul 2020 15:05:47 +0100