Countess Granville in St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge and Temple Church, London - 21 April, 1844
I went yesterday morning to St. Paul's [Knightsbridge]. I never liked anything so much as Mr. Bennett’s sermon; never disliked anything so much as the performance of the service, a sort of parody of what I do not like at Rome. The clergyman who read the service hummed it over in a monotonous rapid mutter, the new way I am told. The music constant, troublesome, lively, inefficient, so that the Litany was like charity school children divided by London cries. But then came Mr. Bennett, admirable, simple. The soundest doctrine, warmest piety, and most practical result. … more >>
Henrietta Elizabeth [Harriet] Leveson Gower, Letter from Lady Granville to her sister, Lady Carlisle, 22 April 1844. In F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville, 1810–1845, 3rd edition, volume 2 (London, 1894), p. 382. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1538664191004 accessed: 13 August, 2020
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|Music at church services|
|Date/Time||21 April, 1844|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Harriet Leveson Gower's sister, Georgiana Dorothy Howard, was titled Lady Morpeth until September 1825, after which she was titled Lady Carlisle.