Dorothy Wordsworth in Koblentz - 23 July, 1820

from Diary of Dorothy Wordsworth, 23 July 1820, page 182:

The music at our entrance fixed us to our places. The swell was solemn, even aweful, sinking into strains of delicious sweetness; and though the worship was to us wholly unintelligible, it was not possible to listen to it without visitings of devotional feeling. Mary's attention was entirely absorbed till the service ceased, and I think she never stirred from her seat. After a little while I left her, and drew towards the railing of the gallery, to look round on the congregation, among whom there appeared more of the old-fashioned gravity, and of antique gentility, than I have seen anywhere …   more >>
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Dorothy Wordsworth, Diary of Dorothy Wordsworth, 23 July 1820. In William Knight (ed.), The Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth, volume 2 (London, 1897), p. 182. accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: Koblentz


Listening to

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sacred music in Koblentz cathedral

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 July, 1820
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:36:59 +0000