Peter Hawker in Ullswater, Lake District - early 19th Century
from Journal entry, 30 October 1812, page 49:
Nothing can be more romantically beautiful than the richly wooded hills that form the side scenery, and the majestic heights which compose the background of this landscape; in a word, the view creates a sort of sensation which we feel on hearing Mozart’s music, seeing Shakespeare's tragedies, hearing Braham sing, or seeing ourselves surrounded by a good evening flight of wild fowl.
Peter Hawker, Journal entry, 30 October 1812. In The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker, 1802-1853, volume 1 (London, 1893), p. 49. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1534237658531 accessed: 29 June, 2022
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Although this is not a direct experience of listening to music, Hawker draws on his past listening experiences in order to describe the emotional effect on him of the landscape.