Ernest Augustus Edgcumbe et al. in Paris - 30 November, 1820, at night

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 30 November 1820, page 174:

Dined at Lord Granard’s: company, beside Lord John, Mercer, Lord Valletort, the Rancliffes, &c. […] Sung in the evening, and so did Mercer,— one a pretty air, which he learned from Madame Durazzo, but could not get her to tell him the words “Io credo (she said) che sono improper.”

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 30 November 1820. In Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 174. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Ernest Augustus Edgcumbe
2nd Baron Rancliffe
6th Earl of Granard
Army officer
1st Earl Russell
prime minister, Writer, Politician
Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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unspecified vocal music performed by Mr Mercer, Thomas Moore

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 November, 1820, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Lord Rancliffe separated from his wife in 1815, but he had a sister in Paris. It is possible, therefore, that 'the Rancliffes' refers to him and his sister.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:05:28 +0100
Approved on Mon, 07 Sep 2020 15:07:06 +0100