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.”
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: 2 December, 2023
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'War against Babylon'
written by [Vincent?] Novello
|performed by Thomas Moore|
|other unspecified songs||performed by Thomas Moore|
|Date/Time||25 July, 1819|
|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.