4th Earl of Guilford et al. in London, England - 25 June, 1815

from Diary of Mary Berry, 25 June 1815, page 61:

In the evening at Lord Guildford’s [sic]. Smith (the ‘Rejected Addresses’) sang several songs, the merit of which consisted in the words, which are very epigrammatic.


cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 25 June 1815. In Lady Theresa Lewis, Lady Theresa Lewis and Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 3 (London, 1865), p. 61. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1542276700123 accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: London, England


4th Earl of Guilford
Army officer, British peer, Playwright
Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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epigrammatic songs performed by James Smith

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 June, 1815
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Brothers James and Horace Smith published a collection of parodies, 'The Rejected Addresses', or 'The New Theatrum Poetarum', in 1812, on the occasion of the dedication of the rebuilt Drury Lane theatre.  James, the brother referred to in this diary entry, also wrote comic songs for Charles Mathews’ entertainments.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:11:41 +0000
Approved on Sun, 02 Dec 2018 09:55:13 +0000