William Holland in Over Stowey - 12 July, 1807

from Paupers and pig killers / William Holland, page 151:

Very few at Church, I never remember so few. The Singers except a few were gone to Lydiard to Sing and have a dinner given to them and I fear carried many of the Congregation with them. Our Singers are become famous in the Country, which makes them vain and fond of Exhibiting themselves and I think they think more of their own Praise than the Praise of God. As we of our own Parish subscribed for the Instruments I observed that they should not forsake us in the time of our own Service, for we did not buy the Instruments for the Amusement of other Churches. This time however they apologised …   more >>

cite as

William Holland, and Jack Ayres (ed.), Paupers and pig killers / William Holland (Harmondsworth, 1986), p. 151. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446921319118 accessed: 17 October, 2021

location of experience: Over Stowey

Listeners

William Holland
Parson
1746-1819

Listening to

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Unknown church music

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 July, 1807
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Sat, 07 Nov 2015 18:35:19 +0000
Approved on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:06:49 +0000