Samuel Pepys in London - 7 May, 1668

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 7 May 1668 , page 906:

Here took up Knepp into our coach and all of us with her to her lodging, and thither comes Bannester with a song of hers that he hath set in Sir Ch. Sidly's play for her, which is I think but very meanly set; but this he did before us, teach her; and it being but a slight, silly, short ayre, she learnt it presently. But I did here get him to prick me down the notes of the Echo in The Tempest, which pleases me mightily.
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 7 May 1668 . In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 906. accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: London


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Listening to

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song from a play by Charles Sedley
written by John Banister
performed by Elizabeth Knepp

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 May, 1668
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:48:46 +0100