Thomas Moore et al. in London, England - 11 June, 1819, at night
from Diary of Thomas Moore, 11 June 1819, page 328:
Dined at —— : a large party of God knows who; but all the women seemed selected as foils to his pretty wife. Smith of the "Rejected Addresses" one of the party, and was rather amusing at dinner. […] A large party in the evening. Much against my will, I sung. Smith gave some of his comic songs, which are excellent.
Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 11 June 1819. In Lord John Russell and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 2 (London, 1853), p. 328. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1594402790061 accessed: 9 December, 2022
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|unspecified songs||performed by Thomas Moore|
|comic songs||performed by Horace or James Smith|
|Date/Time||11 June, 1819, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
The 'Rejected Addresses' was a collection of poems parodying the styles of well-known poets, supposedly 'rejected' by the judges of a competition to celebrate the rebuilding of Drury Lane Theatre in 1812. It was co-authored by James Smith (1775-1839) and his younger brother Horace (1779-1849). From Moore's account, it is not possible to know which one was present on this occasion.