William Holland in Over Stowey - 5 February, 1807

from Paupers and pig killers / William Holland, page 141:

After dinner I had the Melancholy Office of attending Poor Ben Hunt to the Grave and reading the Service for him. They brought him to the Churchyard and sung before him for both his sons are among the Band of Singers at Church. They gave us a very Solemn, Pathetic Anthem and young Morle distinguished himself by a voice uncommonly soft and melodious. Ben had been a Singer too in his time but now he can sing no more among the Living.

cite as

William Holland, and Jack Ayres (ed.), Paupers and pig killers / William Holland (Harmondsworth, 1986), p. 141. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445874935879 accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: Over Stowey


William Holland

Listening to

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Funeral music

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 February, 1807
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:55:36 +0000
Approved on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:55:30 +0000