Robert Bridges et al. in Roehampton - early June, 1882

from Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins to Robert Bridges, 10 June 1882, pages 111-112:

I wish our procession, since you were to see it, had been better: I find it is agreed it was heavy and dead. Now a Corpus Christi procession shd. be stately indeed, but it shd. be brisk and joyous. But I grieve more, I am vexed, that you had not a book to follow the words sung: the office is by St. Thomas and contains all his hymns, I think. These hymns, though they have the imperfect rhetoric and weakness in idiom of all medieval Latin verse (except, say, the Dies Irae...), are nevertheless remarkable works of genius and would have given meaning to the whole, even to the music, much more ot …   more >>
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Gerard Manley Hopkins, Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins to Robert Bridges, 10 June 1882. In Gerald Roberts (ed.), Selected prose (Oxford, 1980), p. 111-112. accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: Roehampton


Robert Bridges
poet laureate, Poet
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Jesuit, Poet

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Corpus Christi office

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Date/Time early June, 1882
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:36:50 +0100