Archibald Edward Douglas et al. in Paris - 26 March, 1821, at night

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 26 March 1821, page 213:

Found on my return our little rooms laid out with great management, and decorated with quantities of flowers, which Mrs. Story had sent. Our company, Mrs. S. and her cousins, Mrs. Forster, her two daughters, and Miss Bridgeman, the Villamils, Irving, Capt. Johnson, Wilder, &c., and the Douglases. Began with music; Mrs. V., Miss Drew, and Emma Forster sung. Our dance afterwards to the pianoforte very gay, and not the less so for the floor giving way in sundry places: a circle of chalk was drawn round one hole, Dr. Yonge was placed sentry over another, and whenever there…   more >>

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 26 March 1821. In Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 213. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1597244987532 accessed: 22 January, 2021

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Archibald Edward Douglas
Clergyman
1778-1850's
Dr James Yonge
Physician
1794-1870
Elizabeth (Bessy) Moore
actress
1796-1865
Felipe Martin de Villamil
trader in the Caribbean
1783-1843
Lady Susan Douglas
1767-1826
Lavinia Forster
Artist
1774-1858
Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer
1779-1852
Washington Irving
Diplomat, Writer
1783-1859

Listening to

hide composers
music for dancing
unspecified vocal music performed by Emma Forster, Lucy Drew, Mrs Villamil

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 March, 1821, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

The Moores held a dance to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:09:48 +0100
Approved on Tue, 08 Sep 2020 10:22:16 +0100