Caroline Powys in Canterbury Cathedral - 5 August, 1798, in the morning
from Canterbury Journal, 1798, page 306:
As to cathedral-worship, I daresay I may be wrong, but the chanting one’s prayers does not to me seem devotion properly expressed, and in general the clergymen who read them, and the boys who repeat, seem so evidently endeavouring to excel each other in vociferous exclamation, that it gives their characters too frivolous an appearance. As to anthems or sacred music in that style, it must ever be most awfully pleasing.
Caroline Powys, Canterbury Journal, 1798. In Climenson, Emily J. (ed.), Passages from the Diaries of Mrs. Philip Lybbe Powys of Hardwick House, Oxon. A.D. 1756 to 1808 (London, 1899), p. 306. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1516729668358 accessed: 6 December, 2022
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|Cathedral worship||performed by Boys, Clergymen|
|Date/Time||5 August, 1798, in the morning|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|