Samuel Pepys in London - 29 May, 1668

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 29 May 1668, page 919:

Thence home, whither by agreement by and by comes Mercer and Gayett, and two gentlemen with them, Mr. Montouth and Pelham, the former a swaggering young handsome gentleman - the latter a sober citizen merchant; both sing, but the latter with great skill; the other, no skill but a good voice and a good basse - but used to sing only tavern tunes; and so I spent all this evening till 11 at night singing with them, till I tired of them because of the swaggering fellow with the basse, though the girl Mercer did mightily commend him before me.
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 29 May 1668. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 919. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 May, 1668
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:02:36 +0100