Guests of the Salmons et al. in near Devizes, Wiltshire - 2 August, 1819, at night
from Diary of Thomas Moore, 2 August 1819, page 348:
In the evening a fête champêtre at Salmons’ near Devizes; a beautiful place, and everything gay and riant; a boat on the little lake, musicians playing on the island in the middle of it, tents pitched for it, &c. &c. Bessy did not go, which I was very sorry for. Walked about with Mrs. P., and danced afterwards till three o'clock.
Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 2 August 1819. In Lord John Russell and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 2 (London, 1853), p. 348. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1594759326108 accessed: 4 December, 2021
Listening tohide composers
|music for dancing|
|Music at a garden party|
|Date/Time||2 August, 1819, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, outdoors|
The Salmons were a prominent Devizes professional and landowning family that included William Salmon (d. 1826), a Devizes attorney, and his son, William Wroughton Salmon (d. 1855), also a lawyer and banker. At various times, the Salmons owned Devizes Castle and Southbroom House, either of which property might have been the venue for the party attended by Moore.