Friday, 6 March 2009

20th February 1742/3
Spent with Mr Nelson at Highgate 8d

The only contemporary picture of Highgate that I can find is this one
Thomas must, surely, have seen such a prominent building?

A mere 5 miles each way which is short for Thomas on a Sunday (it was a Sunday)

21st Feb
Went to see the Merry Wives of Windsor with Orpheus & Uridicey. The Serpent come on the Stage the Thing was their 2/6

Orpheus & Eurydice was an opera produced by John Rich at Covent Garden. The Serpent was mechanical and the talk of London according to the Scots Magazine of 1740. Its inventor, Sam Hoole went bankrupt when left with a stock of serpent toys (merchandising, it seems, is nothing new).

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