Augusta Hall et al. in Llanover - 30 January, 1850

from Letter from Baroness Bunsen to her daughter Theodora, 31 Jan. 1850, pages 139-140:

Llanover, 31 Jan., 1850.... [L]ast night between six and seven I walked down to the other house with Lady Hall, for the purpose of hearing some of the men who will belong to the funeral sing the Welsh dirges, which they are in the habit of performing when they follow a funeral procession among themselves. The night was as dark as possible—the sky closed in by clouds, threatening the rain which has since fallen: the moon had not yet risen, only the usual planet loomed through the mist, so as to show its place rather than its lustre…. From the house gleamed those same lights, that used to be…   more >>
cite as

Baroness von Bunsen, Letter from Baroness Bunsen to her daughter Theodora, 31 Jan. 1850. In Augustus Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Frances Baroness Bunsen, volume 2 (London, 1879), p. 139-140. accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: Llanover


Augusta Hall
editor, hostess, illustrator, patron of Welsh culture
Baroness von Bunsen
Painting, Writer

Listening to

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Welsh dirges

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 January, 1850
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:27:56 +0000