Funeral service congregation in Westminster Abbey - December, 1889
In December, 1889, came the funeral of Robert Browning, a great and impressive service, attended by many distinguished people. I was asked to set
some words of Mrs. Browning's, to be sung at the graveside, the verse suggested being, "What would we give to our beloved." Referring to the choice of these words, Mrs. Oliphant wrote from Windsor: "I think it a most beautiful thought, and one which Browning would have entirely appreciated, to lay him
in his grave to the sound of his wife's beautiful words." Afterwards some very kind letters were written to me by members of the Browning family.
Frederick Bridge, Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport (1919), p. 139. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432831286808 accessed: 21 October, 2021
Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 28 May 2015 17:41:27 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:34:56 +0000