Thomas Moore in Rome - 1 November, 1819

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 1 November 1819, pages 59–60:

Thence to St. John Lateran to see the people ascending the Santa Scala, and from that to a place near where there was a sort of theatre, with a wax-work exhibition of people going to hell. In the same court a dead woman stretched out, and half-pence scattered upon a plate that lay upon her. Another brought in on a bier while we were there, and a dead child with it. The horrible howl, by way of a hymn, that the fellows set up around, all frightful.

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 1 November 1819. In Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 59–60. accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: Rome


Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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a hymn performed by mourners

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 November, 1819
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sat, 18 Jul 2020 09:10:44 +0100
Approved on Thu, 03 Sep 2020 08:09:10 +0100