At home all day, at Night met at Jack to go to Harps, the moon at the full, could not go.
The moon’s cycle was clearly important to Resurrectionists – the cover darkness provided for their activity was important. At this time, street lighting in London – gas lighting – was still rare. It had been first demonstrated in 1807, but it was not until April 1812 that the first company who would begin to provide some light to the streets was established. Moonlight was still the most constant nightlight.
Later in the diary, we will see Naples’ interest in the moon once more, in his moon chart.