Virginia Woolf - 27 April, 1938

from The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.5, 1936-41, page 135:

Ottoline's burial service.  Oh dear, oh dear the lack of intensity; the wailing & mumbling, the fumbling with bags; the shuffling; the vast brown mass of respectable old South Kensington ladies.  And then the hymns; & the clergyman with a bar of medals across his surplice...

cite as

Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell and Andrew McNeillie (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.5, 1936-41, volume 5 (Harmondsworth, 1985), p. 135. accessed: 26 February, 2024


Virginia Woolf

Listening to

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unknown funeral hymns

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 April, 1938
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:39:59 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 09:23:42 +0000