John Joseph Henry et al. in Paris - 24 May, 1820, at night

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 24 May 1820, page 119:

Had been invited for to-day to dine with the Davys and a Roman party at the Rocher de Cancalle, but had already promised, at the request of Douglas, to dine with Henry and Lady Emily at the other side of Paris. The Miss Byrnes (the eldest of whom is heiress to 8000£ a year) took us. Poor Lady Emily sadly broken, and looking all but dead.  The day altogether an interesting one. We had music in the evening, and the Miss Byrnes played and sung. It is so long since I myself have sung, that my breath almost failed me with nervousness.

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 24 May 1820. In Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 119. accessed: 18 April, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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unspecified vocal and instrumental music performed by the Misses Byrnes, Thomas Moore

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 May, 1820, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:08:29 +0100
Approved on Thu, 03 Sep 2020 11:57:29 +0100