Dugald Stewart et al. in Bowood House, Derry Hill, Wiltshire - 8 November, 1818, at night

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 8 November 1818, page 214:

I sang in the evening. Stewart I was happy to see much delighted. When I met him some years ago at Lord Moira’s, I watched him while I sang, and saw him, when I had finished, give a sort of decisive blow to the sofa, which he was reclining against. This gesticulation puzzled me, and I could not tell whether it was approbation or condemnation; but I am satisfied now. I never saw any man that seemed to feel my singing more deeply; the tears frequently stood in his eyes. Miss Edgeworth, too, was much affected. This is a delightful triumph to touch these higher spirits!

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 8 November 1818. In Lord John Russell and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 2 (London, 1853), p. 214. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1593796450576 accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: Bowood House, Derry Hill, Wiltshire


Dugald Stewart
Philosopher, university teacher
Maria Edgeworth
educationist, Novelist

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Experience Information

Date/Time 8 November, 1818, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 03 Jul 2020 18:14:11 +0100
Approved on Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:17:12 +0100