Edward Stewart-Humphries in Plymouth - 1899
from Childhood: an autobiography of a boy from 1889-1906, page 14:
There were 67 boys in my class [at the Higher Grade School, Plymouth] and I managed without undue effort to hold a position among the top twenty-five [...] Our curriculum was vastly different from that taught today, […] the three R’s were considered of primary importance […] We had some singing which I remember included 'The Last Rose of Summer'. Our only musical instrument, however, was a tuning fork.
Edward Stewart-Humphries, Childhood: an autobiography of a boy from 1889-1906. In Brunel University Library, Special Collections, number 1:361, p. 14. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1541264334593 accessed: 27 November, 2021 (By permission of Brunel University Library, Special Collections.)
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|'The Last Rose of Summer'||performed by school boys|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|