Virginia Woolf - late August, 1927

from The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.3, 1925-30, page 153:

Some little scenes I meant to write down.

One was on the flats towards Ripe one blazing hot day. We stopped in a bye road about 3 in the afternoon, & heard hymn singing.  It was very lonely and desolate.  Here were people singing to themselves, in the hot afternoon. I looked & saw a middle class 'lady' in skirt & coat & ribboned hat, the cottage door.  She was making the daughters of the agrcultural labourers sing; it was about three o'clock on a Tuesday perhaps. Later we passed the ladies house; it had a wooden griffin nailed above the door - …   more >>

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Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.3, 1925-30 (Harmondsworth, 1982), p. 153. accessed: 23 June, 2024


Virginia Woolf

Listening to

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hymn singing

Experience Information

Date/Time late August, 1927
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:56:41 +0100
Approved on Sat, 19 Dec 2015 17:36:30 +0000