Elizabeth Vassall Fox et al. in Bowood House, Derry Hill, Wiltshire - 25 July, 1819

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 25 July 1819, pages 345–346:

Dined at Bowood; company as before. […] Returned to the drawingroom and sung. Lord H[olland] particularly pleased with “War against Babylon.”

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 25 July 1819. In Lord John Russell and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 2 (London, 1853), p. 345–346. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1594728850511 accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: Bowood House, Derry Hill, Wiltshire


Elizabeth Vassall Fox
political and literary hostess
3rd Marquess of Lansdowne
British statesman, Politician
3rd Baron Holland
man of letters, Politician

Listening to

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'War against Babylon'
written by [Vincent?] Novello
performed by Thomas Moore
other unspecified songs performed by Thomas Moore

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 July, 1819
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


From Moore's diary entry, it is difficult to ascertain for certain who was present on this occasion. Lord and Lady Holland are both mentioned, and Lord Lansdowne was almost certainly at home, as owner of Bowood House.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:14:10 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2020 11:40:11 +0100