Evelyn Southwell in Sidbury - July, 1915

from Two Men: A Memoir, pages 72-3:

They would be nearly at its beginning when I turned back and made across the open field to the foot of Sidbury and the slow, sad camp-songs of our galloping artillery; and I sat there with them to listen, and the hills and the songs faded quite away. There were some scores of eyes that were none too dry in that Chapel, and I remembered that they must not be stared at while they came down the aisle. And yet there would not be much real unhappiness there; for there is a kind of sadness that reaches higher than joy. So we listened, all together, until finally the thing was finished and we rose; …   more >>
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Hugh Howson, Two Men: A Memoir (), p. 72-3. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435250796805 accessed: 28 May, 2024

location of experience: Sidbury


Evelyn Southwell
Schoolmaster, Officer (armed forces)

Listening to

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Unspecified songs
written by Francesco Paolo Tosti

Experience Information

Date/Time July, 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:46:36 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:25:03 +0000