Charles C.F. Greville in Naples - 20 April, 1830, at night

from Journal entry, 20 April 1830, pages 335-336:

In the evening went to a ball at the Duchesse d’Eboli’s; very few people, and hardly any English, and those not the best—[…]—but most of the Italian women were there, and I was surprised at their beauty. Acton, who introduced me to some of them, assured me that they were models of conduct, which did not precisely tally with my preconceived notions of Neapolitan society. They danced, but with no music but a pianoforte. This is one of the few houses here which is habitually open, for they have not the means of doing much in the way of society and gaiety; they …   more >>

cite as

Charles C.F. Greville, Journal entry, 20 April 1830. In Henry Reeve (ed.), The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, volume 1 (London, 1874), p. 335-336. accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: Naples


Charles C.F. Greville
Clerk-in-ordinary to the Privy Council, Political and social diarist, Private secretary

Listening to

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Piano music to accompany dancing

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 April, 1830, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:14:28 +0100
Approved on Sat, 30 Jun 2018 18:17:46 +0100