Virginia Woolf in London - 25 February, 1919

from The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.1, 1915-1919, pages 244-245:

The truth is I shirk the gigantic task of giving an account of Sunday's teaparty, at which I met Sir Val. Chirrol, Sir Henry Newbolt & Lady, Lady Cromer, the Bruce Richmonds, & a scattering of gallant bald cavalry officers, & mounds of South Kensington dowager respectability who must be nameless...The company was decorous and fur-bearing as usual; & the music like the voice of spirits in another world enticing the hopelessly damned.  Sir Henry wrote a patriotic song to the tune of it.  But how nice they are too!

cite as

Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.1, 1915-1919, volume 1 (Harmondsworth, 1979), p. 244-245. accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Virginia Woolf

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 February, 1919
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:59:52 +0100
Approved on Sat, 19 Dec 2015 15:53:00 +0000