Robert Kilvert in Draycot Cerne - 16 July, 1873

from Diary of Francis Kilvert, 16 July 1873, page 220:

As I walked along the field path I stopped to listen to the rustle and solemn night whisper of the wheat, so different to its voice by day. The corn seemed to be praising God and whispering its evening prayer. Across the great level meads near Chippenham came the martial music of a drum and fife band, and laughing voices of unseen girls were wafted from farms and hayfields out of the wide dusk.
cite as

Robert Kilvert, Diary of Francis Kilvert, 16 July 1873. In William Plomer (ed.), Kilvert's Diary (London, 2013), p. 220. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1395427849656 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Draycot Cerne

Listeners

Robert Kilvert
clergyman
1840-1879

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 July, 1873
Medium live
Listening Environment solitary, outdoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:50:49 +0000