Samuel Pepys in London - 6 December, 1665

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 6 December 1665, page 560:

I spent the afternoon upon a song of Solyman's words to Roxolana that I have set; and so with my wife walked, and Mercer, to Mrs. Pierces, where Capt. Rolt and Mrs. Knipp, Mr. Coleman and his wife, and Laneare, Mrs. Worship, and her singing daughter met; and by and by unexpectedly comes Mr. Pierce from Oxford. Here the best company for Musique I ever was in in my life, and wish I could live and die in it, both for music and the face of Mrs. Pierce and my wife and Knipp, who is pretty enough, but the most excellent mad-hum[ou]rd thing; and sings the noblest that I ever heard in my life, and …   more >>
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 6 December 1665. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 560. accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Listening to

hide composers
Consort singing performed by Laneare, Mr. Coleman, Mrs. Knipp, Mrs. Pierce, Mrs. Worship, Samuel Pepys

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 December, 1665
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:02:37 +0100