Thomas Moore in Bromham, Wiltshire, and nr Salisbury, Wiltshire - 31 October, 1821

from Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, page 296:

Mrs. Phipps at Bennett’s, near Salisbury; resolved to go there. Walked with Hughes to Sloperton and Bromham; the poor cottage in a sad state of desolation: touched my pianoforte (which is at Hughes’s house), and found it sweeter than almost any I have met since I left it. Set off in a chaise for Bennett’s, changed horses at Warminster, passed by Fonthill Abbey, and arrived at four. A magnificent sunset; these two last days lovely. Dined, sung, and slept.

cite as

Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 296. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1648551492381 accessed: 1 December, 2022

location of experience: Bromham, Wiltshire, and nr Salisbury, Wiltshire

Listeners

Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer
1779-1852

Listening to

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unspecified vocal music performed by Thomas Moore
the sound of Moore's own piano performed by Thomas Moore

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 October, 1821
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

Thomas Moore was visiting England in disguise at this time, having been exiled abroad since 1819 in order to avoid debt. This account begins by telling of a visit to his deserted cottage home at Sloperton, nr Bromham in Wiltshire.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 29 Mar 2022 11:58:13 +0100
Approved on Tue, 17 May 2022 13:49:51 +0100