Charles C.F. Greville in The seashore at Naples - 8 May, 1830, at night

from Journal entry, 8 May 1830, page 358:

Naples, they told me, does very well for a short time, but you will soon grow tired of it. To be sure, I have been here only three weeks, but I liked it better every day, and I am wretched at leaving it. What could I ever mean by thinking it was not gay, and less lively than Genoa? To-night, as I came home from riding, the shore was covered with lazaroni and throngs of people, dancing, singing, harping, fiddling—all so merry, and as if the open air and their own elastic spirits were happiness enough. I suppose I shall never come again, for when I have measured back …   more >>

cite as

Charles C.F. Greville, Journal entry, 8 May 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. 358. accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: The seashore at Naples


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

Listening to

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Outdoor music-making performed by Lazaroni and other Neapolitans

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 May, 1830, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:59:30 +0100
Approved on Sat, 30 Jun 2018 18:37:24 +0100