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.
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: 2 December, 2023
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|unspecified vocal music||performed by Thomas Moore|
|the sound of Moore's own piano||performed by Thomas Moore|
|Date/Time||31 October, 1821|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
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.