William Beatty-Kingston in London - between the 1830's and the 1840's
I miss the violoncello and clarinet soloists, mostly sightless, who used to patrol the streets of the "quiet" neighbourhood [of London] in which my early youth was passed, whose rate of progress averaged about one mile in four hours, and who never played any air, so far as my memory serves me, that was not imbued by its nature or their art with a settled and heartrending melancholy.
William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 285. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451932420020 accessed: 16 October, 2021
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|Date/Time||between the 1830's and the 1840's|