Lady Orme et al. in London, England - 29 December, 1813

from Diary of Mary Berry, 29 December 1813, pages 546–547:

Dined at the Princess’s: there were only Mr. Craven, Little Willy,[*] and a young playfellow of his, and Lady Orme: these dinners become insupportable; the dulness [sic] makes me almost ill in the course of a long evening, only interrupted by the Princess singing with Mr. Craven, which is a screeching of which no idea can be formed without hearing it.


[*William Austin, Princess Caroline's adopted child]

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 29 December 1813. 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. 546–547. accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: London, England


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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unspecified vocal music performed by Caroline of Brunswick, Keppel Craven

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 December, 1813
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:39:00 +0000
Approved on Sun, 02 Dec 2018 09:36:33 +0000