Jozef Boruwslaski in Haymarket, London - late 18th Century
from Memoirs of Count Boruwslaski, pages 177-80:
[...] my narrative was interrupted, by the servant introducing coffee. On my taking the first cup, I heard a bell passing in the street, of which I did not take any notice, till it approached the door of Mr. McMahon; upon which I instantly made the sign of the cross, and bent my knees; from which circumstance, he and his friend (a comedian who was in company) immediately knowing me to be a stranger in the country, determined to amuse themselves at my expence, and accordingly, they began their devotions. The bells in the street never ceasing, we of course continued our prayers, till at … more >>
Jozef Boruwslaski, Memoirs of Count Boruwslaski (1820), p. 177-80. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447022647165 accessed: 11 August, 2022
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|Date/Time||late 18th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
Boruwslaski is teased for his catholic response to bells, with his hosts failing to tell him that he is hearing post bells rather than church bells or bells rung by priests in the street.