James Woodforde (1740-1803) was dominee in het dorp Weston Longville in het Engelse Norfolk. Hij hield 44 jaar een dagboek bij; gedeeltes daaruit zijn gepubliceerd als The Diary of a Country Parson 1758 – 1802.
I went to the Music Room this evening being Choral
Night - A great deal of Company present -
I gave to go in being a Subscription - 0 : 1 : 0
I gave my Bedmakers Boy Jack this morn' 0 : 1 : 0
The Music Room was quite full - stayed till near 11.
Mem: there was a little Boy only 7. Years old by
name Master Weichsell from London who played
a Concerto on the Violin this evening at the Music
Room & played so exceedingly well that astonished
the whole Company present - He was much applauded
indeed & highly deserved it also -
He was obliged to get on a Stool to be seen.
The famous Crosdall gave us two Solo's on the
Violencello - very great Execution indeed-