Frances von Bunsen in Gloucester Cathedral - March, 1839
I stayed over Sunday [in Gloucester] at the Bishop's, saw my good cousin [the Bishop], in robes, lawn sleeves, and wig, go into the cathedral, and enjoyed the cathedral service in perfection in that magnificent building. The organ was fine, the choir good, and the chaunting left nothing to wish for but that it had been (after the fashion of S. Salvatore in Maximis) much slower than the custom retained with too much exactness from Roman-Catholic times.
Frances von Bunsen, Letter from Baroness Bunsen to Heinrich Abeken, 4 March 1839. In Augustus Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Frances Baroness Bunsen, volume 2 (London, 1879), p. 503. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1382974638588 accessed: 20 November, 2017
Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:29:30 +0000