[Lewis?] Sapio et al. in Paris - 3 February, 1821, at night

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 3 February 1821, page 196:

Had company at home: the Villamils, Washington Irving, Forster, and Story; Mrs. Story and the Miss Kingstons in the evening. Sapio came too, and we had a good deal of music: supped, and did not break up till two; all seemed very happy.

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 3 February 1821. In Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 196. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1597232297247 accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Paris


[Lewis?] Sapio
tenor singer
Edward Forster
Clergyman, translator, Writer
Elizabeth (Bessy) Moore
Felipe Martin de Villamil
trader in the Caribbean
Washington Irving
Diplomat, Writer
Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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unspecified music performed by Thomas Moore and his guests

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 February, 1821, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


The Misses Kingston were daughters of John Kingston (1736-1820), a successful wine and spirits merchant, and member of parliament for Lymington 1802-1814. In an earlier diary entry, Moore identifies the Storys as old Leicestershire acquaintances. The Sapios were a musical family, and Moore does not specify which particular member was present on this occasion. However, Lewis was particularly popular as a singer in Paris at the time, so has been assumed here.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:38:17 +0100
Approved on Tue, 08 Sep 2020 09:54:00 +0100