Virginia Woolf in Sutton - mid May, 1925

from The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.3, 1925-30, page 22:

Just back (all my days here begin with this) from Sutton. Oh it is full summer weather - so hot one can't walk on the sunny side, & all London - even Lavender Hill Lambeth which peels visibly in the sun - transmogrified.  We had a bad walk, all along the cinder track, with soft footpaths inviting wh. we could not take, owing to L.'s lecture, delivered in a semi-religious sanctuary, with hymns and prayers & a chapter from the Bible.  The whole of Sutton was hymning something: soft intense strains of human [word omitted by VW] went warbling about, as I sat; & I …   more >>

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Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.3, 1925-30 (Harmondsworth, 1982), p. 22. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444662115500 accessed: 18 May, 2022

location of experience: Sutton

Listeners

Virginia Woolf
Writer
1882-1941

Listening to

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hymns

Experience Information

Date/Time mid May, 1925
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:01:55 +0100
Approved on Sat, 19 Dec 2015 17:17:44 +0000