Baroness von Bunsen in Germany - September, 1844

from Letter from Baroness Bunsen to Heinrich Abeken, 29 Sept. 1844, pages 70-72:

Marienberg, 29 Sept., 1844…. This long stay in an Ultra-Romish country, where yet the people are truly serious and devout, has furnished many new and curious subjects of observation and reflection. These people are of a good stuff – goodnatured, intelligent, lively, and laborious, and sparing no effort to wring from the surface of the naturally unproductive soil their scanty maintenance: the influence of the clergy must be great, and unceasingly exercised to fanaticize the flocks which have been driven in crowds to worship the ‘Holy Garment’ at Trier – being the ‘coat without …   more >>
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Baroness von Bunsen, Letter from Baroness Bunsen to Heinrich Abeken, 29 Sept. 1844. In Augustus Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Frances Baroness Bunsen, volume 1 (London, 1879), p. 70-72. accessed: 16 April, 2024

location of experience: Germany


Baroness von Bunsen
Painting, Writer

Listening to

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sacred processional music on pilgrimage

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1844
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:33:58 +0000