Catherine Talbot in London - December, 1751, at night

from Journal of Catherine Talbot: correspondence, journals and verses 1735 – 1769, pages fol.41v:

It was at A:s Concert. Soft Musick in a Noble Room where it seem'd every bodys business to appear the best they could, disposes one (till recollection sets it right) to see this World[,] its Vanities & Pleasures in too Considerable a Light, & to think that being Nobody in it is an Evil. I know it is not. Well, I sat & chatted easily & Cheerfully with every body that came in my way & came away in excellent Spirits. Why shd I not? My Dear M was with me, in Health, able to bear the late…   more >>

cite as

Catherine Talbot, Journal of Catherine Talbot: correspondence, journals and verses 1735 – 1769. In The British Library, number Add MS 4669, p. fol.41v. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Catherine Talbot
Essayist, letter writer, polymath

Listening to

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unknown classical music

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1751, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Journal entry by Catherine Talbot dated 18 December 1751. Original spellings, punctuation and capitalisation retained.

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 29 Jan 2023 13:40:15 +0000
Approved on Thu, 11 May 2023 15:50:36 +0100