unnamed guests et al. in London, England - 11 June, 1819, at night

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 11 June 1819, page 328:

Dined at —— : a large party of God knows who; but all the women seemed selected as foils to his pretty wife. Smith of the "Rejected Addresses" one of the party, and was rather amusing at dinner. […] A large party in the evening. Much against my will, I sung. Smith gave some of his comic songs, which are excellent.

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 11 June 1819. In Lord John Russell and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 2 (London, 1853), p. 328. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1594402790061 accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: London, England


Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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unspecified songs performed by Thomas Moore
comic songs performed by Horace or James Smith

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 June, 1819, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


The 'Rejected Addresses' was a collection of poems parodying the styles of well-known poets, supposedly 'rejected' by the judges of a competition to celebrate the rebuilding of Drury Lane Theatre in 1812. It was co-authored by James Smith (1775-1839) and his younger brother Horace (1779-1849). From Moore's account, it is not possible to know which one was present on this occasion.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:39:50 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2020 11:13:52 +0100