Charles Dickens in Atlantic Ocean - June, 1842

from American Notes, pages 242, page 242:

In all weathers, fair or foul, calm or windy, we were every one on deck, walking up and down in pairs, lying in the boats, leaning over the side, or chatting in a lazy group together. We had no lack of music, for one played the accordion, another the violin, and another (who usually began at six o’clock, a.m.) the key-bugle: the combined effect of which instruments, when they all played different tunes, in different parts of the ship, at the same time, and within hearing of each other, as they sometimes did (everybody being intensely satisfied with his own performance), was sublimely …   more >>
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American Notes, pages 242. In Charles Dickens , and Patricia Ingham (ed.), American Notes (2000), p. 242. accessed: 1 March, 2024

location of experience: Atlantic Ocean


Charles Dickens

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Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1842
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors


Dickens is describing the voyage home from New York.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:02:20 +0100