Carrie Lee - the 1830's
from Diary of William Plumer Jacobs, page 91:
Mother gave me an account a week or two ago of some strange phenomena in the experience of aunt Dorothea Lee which the above narration calls to my mind. When about 15 years old she was unfortunately injured accidentally in the back but seemed to take no special notice of the injury at the time. At night, however, she roused up her sisters and gravely informed them that the judgement day was at hand and bade them say their prayers. This created such an uproar that the family was brought together and then began a series of the most wonderful nightly entertainments on the part of the … more >>
Dr William Plumer Jacobs, Diary of William Plumer Jacobs. In Thornwell Jacobs (ed.), Diary of William Plumer Jacobs, volume 138 (1937), p. 91. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447520763175 accessed: 3 October, 2023
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|singing||performed by Dorothea Lee|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
The writer relates the story of his step-mother's sister's peculiarities after an accident, including spontaneously improvised song.