Jozef Boruwslaski in Ballinasloe - late 18th Century
from Memoirs of Count Boruwslaski, pages 260-1:
At this time, the whole nation, upon the political stage, was performing a tragic scene. In consequence of which, the Colonel ordered all the streets to be well guarded by the troops; of which, one of horse found the preacher singing a hymn, No. 306, adapted to Handel's March. The captain hearing this, and having no idea of a hymn, stopped him with a reprimand, thinking he was singing a ballad; and though he gave a very long explanation, the Captain would not understand his vindication, saying, he never heard of a hymn to the tune of a march.
Jozef Boruwslaski, Memoirs of Count Boruwslaski (1820), p. 260-1. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447061052273 accessed: 1 December, 2023
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|a hymn||performed by a methodist preacher|
|Date/Time||late 18th Century|
|Listening Environment||outdoors, in public, solitary|