William Beatty-Kingston in London - the 1850's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 147:

 [I]t was by no means an uncommon incident of a stroll through London streets to encounter a lean, shivery foreign person with a complexion the colour of curry-powder, chiefly clad in linen and presenting an appearance, generally speaking, of profound and chronic discomfiture. This saffron-hued alien, when shambling along the pavement of a crowded thoroughfare, was rarely vocal or instrumental ; but if you happened to meet him in fashionable or suburban regions, far away from the bustle and roar of the business centres, you invariably …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 147. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447702225024 accessed: 22 April, 2024

location of experience: London


William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation

Listening to

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Indian music
written by Edmund Rubbra

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1850's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 19:30:25 +0000
Approved on Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:18:31 +0000