Catherine Talbot in Vauxhall Gardens, London - mid April, 1749, in the morning

from A Series of Letters between Mrs. Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the Year 1741 to 1770, page 304:

I went one morning of last week, quite chid there by my lord and my mother, to the Vauxhall music. We went by water, and returned in a coach through Fulham by a beautiful country, sweet as spring could make it. The crowd was astonishing, but not terrible. I took it for granted you was there, though among 8000 people we did not happen to meet one another. Dr. Potter was there, looking and enquiring for you.

cite as

Miss Catherine Talbot and Mrs Elizabeth Carter, and Montagu Pennington (ed.), A Series of Letters between Mrs. Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the Year 1741 to 1770, volume 1 (New York, 1973), p. 304. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1674745490058 accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Vauxhall Gardens, London

Listeners

Catherine Talbot
Essayist, letter writer, polymath
1721-1770

Listening to

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Unspecified music

Experience Information

Date/Time mid April, 1749, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Notes

The listening experience is found in a letter from Catherine Talbot to her life-long dearest friend Elizabeth Carter, dated 25 April 1749. Original spelling, punctuation and capitalisation retained.


Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 26 Jan 2023 15:04:50 +0000
Approved on Thu, 11 May 2023 15:09:21 +0100