Marnie and Ronald Ballinger et al. in Maiden Newton - 26 August, 1972

from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, pages 365-366:

Then home to the secular half in the garden: Oh Robin, gentle Robin, where Marian's treble pierced my heart, where Felicity, straight as her recorder, played twiddles on Greensleeves to a bourdon of three male voices, where finally they sang a bawdy catch of Mr Eccles, while Ronald crouched behind the lavender, taping it to take back to Providence. I was proud of my party - prouder still of such honest love and goodwill.

cite as

Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1995), p. 365-366. accessed: 5 December, 2023

location of experience: Maiden Newton


Sylvia Townsend Warner
Musicologist, Writer

Listening to

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Mr Eccles

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 August, 1972
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, outdoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Sat, 03 Oct 2015 14:01:31 +0100
Approved on Fri, 18 Dec 2015 17:29:58 +0000