Fifth Viscount Torrington in Chepstow Castle, Chepstow - 16 June, 1781
from Tour to the West, 1781, page 27:
One day is not long enough for the proper survey of Tintern Abbey, and of Chepstow Castle. I employ’d 2 hours here, and was happily startled in my reveries, by the distant (puppet-shew) trumpet, which reminded me of ancient chivalry, and made me expect the approach of an armed knight.
John Byng, Tour to the West, 1781. In C. Bruyn Andrews (ed.), The Torrington Diaries Containing the Tours Throughout England and Wales of the Hon. John Byng (Later Fifth Viscount Torrington) Between the Years 1781 and 1794, volume 1 (London, 1934), p. 27. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546517063608 accessed: 10 December, 2022
Listening tohide composers
|the distant sound of a trumpet|
|Date/Time||16 June, 1781|
|Listening Environment||in public, solitary|
All spelling and punctuation copied from the original.