George Borrow in Llangollen - August, 1854
from Wild Wales, pages 47-50:
The view over the vale is very beautiful; but on no side, except in the direction of the west, is it very extensive; Dinas Bran being on all other sides overtopped by other hills;...As I stood gazing around the children danced about upon the grass, and sang a song. The song was English. The children of the lower class of Llangollen are great pests to visitors. The best way to get rid of them is to give them nothing: I followed that plan, and was not long troubled with them.
George Borrow, and Cecil Price (ed.), Wild Wales (London, 1980), p. 47-50. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1392655805411 accessed: 4 October, 2022
Listening tohide composers
|Song sung in English by Welsh children|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, outdoors, in public|
Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:50:05 +0000