Thomas Moore in Holland House, London - 19 May, 1819

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 19 May 1819, page 311:

The censer flung round the room by Lady H[olland]’s page after dinner seemed to astonish Murray the advocate, who had not, I suppose, seen the ceremony before; and I was myself a little astonished on hearing, as I came away, a very good male voice singing to the guitar, and finding that it was the butler who was accompanying himself in an Italian air.

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 19 May 1819. In Lord John Russell and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 2 (London, 1853), p. 311. accessed: 5 December, 2023

location of experience: Holland House, London


Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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an Italian song performed by Lady Holland's butler

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 May, 1819
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 07 Jul 2020 14:14:37 +0100
Approved on Thu, 20 Aug 2020 13:57:29 +0100