Agnes Berry et al. in London, England - 9 June, 1808, at night

from Diary of Mary Berry, 9 June 1808, page 351:

Dined at Lady Donegal's with Agnes. Philippa (Godfrey), Charles Moore, and Anacreon Moore at dinner. I praised highly the two poems (‘Corruption’ and ‘Intolerance’) that I had been reading in the morning, before the author (little Moore), without knowing it. After dinner he owned the fact, and was much pleased with my unsuspicious praise. Moore sang.

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 9 June 1808. In Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 2 (London, 1865), p. 351. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: London, England


Agnes Berry
literary hostess, salon hostess
Barbara Chichester
Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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vocal music performed by Thomas Moore

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 June, 1808, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Agnes Berry was the sister of Mary Berry. Philippa Godfrey was the sister of Barbara, Lady Donegall. Charles Moore was the son of the contemporaneous Archbishop of Canterbury, John Moore. The Irish poet, composer and singer Thomas Moore (1779-1852) was often referred to as Anacreon Moore during his lifetime, probably due to the early success of his 'Odes of Anacreon, translated into English' (1800).

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:30:37 +0000
Approved on Sat, 01 Dec 2018 13:26:49 +0000