Elizabeth (Bessy) Moore et al. in Sloperton Cottage, Bromham, Wiltshire - 1 January, 1819, at night

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 31 December 1818, page 248:

All bustle and preparation for our dance in the evening; the supper laid in my study. […] All went off most gaily. We did our best to make them happy; and, to do our guests justice, they seemed all to come with a determination to be pleased. Supped at half-past twelve. I had lobsters, oysters, and champagne, express from London for the occasion, and the supper looked not only gay but elegant. Twenty-two persons supped in my little study. I sung for them after supper, and then to dancing again till near four in the morning. […] A gay beginning to the new year.

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 31 December 1818. In Lord John Russell and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 2 (London, 1853), p. 248. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1593949525357 accessed: 19 April, 2024

location of experience: Sloperton Cottage, Bromham, Wiltshire


Listening to

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unspecified songs performed by Thomas Moore

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 January, 1819, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sun, 05 Jul 2020 12:45:25 +0100
Approved on Thu, 20 Aug 2020 13:06:42 +0100