[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.
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: 8 August, 2022
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|unspecified music||performed by Thomas Moore and his guests|
|Date/Time||3 February, 1821, at night|
|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.