Mary Mercer et al. in London - 17 May, 1668

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 17 May 1668, pages 911-912:

And so home and there I find W. How and a younger brother of his come to dine with me; and there comes Mercer and brings with her Mrs. Gayet, which pleased me mightily, and here was also W. Hewers; and mighty merry and after dinner to sing psalms; but Lord, to hear what an excellent Base this younger brother of W. How's sings, even to my astonishment and mighty pleasant. By and by Gayet goes away, being a Catholique, to her devotions, and Mercer to church, but we continued an hour or two singing, and so parted; and I to Sir W. Penn's, and there sent for a hackney coach and he and she and I out…   more >>
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 17 May 1668. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 911-912. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Mary Mercer
Will Hewer
clerk to Samuel Pepys
Will Howe
servant to 1st Earl of Sandwich
Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Listening to

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written by Ravenscroft
performed by Susan Gayet, Will Hewer, Will Howe, Samuel Pepys

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 May, 1668
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:56:39 +0100