Edmund Gosse et al. in Islington - in the middle of 1857

from Father and son, page 52:

I had inherited a plentiful lack of musical genius from my Mother, who had neither ear nor voice, and who had said, in the course of her last illness, ‘I shall sing His praise, at length, in strains I never could master here below’. My Father, on the other hand, had some knowledge of the principles of vocal music, although not, I am afraid, much taste. He had at least great fondness for singing hymns, in the manner then popular with the Evangelicals, very loudly, and so slowly that I used to count how many words I could read, silently, between one syllable of the singing and another. My …   more >>
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Edmund Gosse, and Michael Newton (ed.), Father and son (Oxford, 2009), p. 52. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1411746495949 accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Islington


Edmund Gosse
Philip Henry Gosse
religious writer, Zoologist

Listening to

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For ever with the Lord performed by Edmund Gosse, Philip Henry Gosse
Just as I am without one plea
written by Charlotte Elliot, William B. Bradbury
performed by Edmund Gosse, Philip Henry Gosse

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1857
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, outdoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:48:16 +0100