Comte de Flahaut et al. in Paris - 10 March, 1820, at night

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 7-10 March 1820, page 106:

Went that evening (the 10th) to Madame de Flahault’s [sic],—the only breach in my anti-company system I have yet made. A small party; Mrs. Fitzherbert and Miss Seymour, Lady E. Stuart, Mrs. Ellis, Lady Hunloke, &c. Flahault sung, and so did I; very nervous about it. If I had given way, should have burst out a-crying; as I remember doing many years ago at a large party at Lady Rothes’s. No one believes how much I am sometimes affected in singing, partly from being touched myself, and partly from an anxiety to touch others.

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 7-10 March 1820. In Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 106. accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Comte de Flahaut
Lady Ann Hunloke
Margaret Mercer Elphinstone
society hostess
Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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unspecified vocal music performed by Charles de Flahaut, Thomas Moore

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 March, 1820, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 06 Aug 2020 11:35:50 +0100
Approved on Thu, 03 Sep 2020 11:32:41 +0100