in Langley Burrell

from Diary of Francis Kilvert, 10 Nov. 1874, pages 268-269:

Called on the Lawrences to ask for a subscription for the harmonium. They were very kind and readily gave me 12/6. Then Mrs. Lawrence burst forth with a harangue and her views upon Church Music. 'I like the music in Church. I don't like everything to be so melancholy, melancholy. I had rather hear a good whistle in Church than nothing. I knew two young ladies who whistled beautifully a first and a second. No, they didn't whistle in Church.'
cite as

Robert Kilvert, Diary of Francis Kilvert, 10 Nov. 1874. In William Plomer (ed.), Kilvert's Diary (London, 2013), p. 268-269. accessed: 22 November, 2017

location of experience: Langley Burrell

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:23:22 +0000