Fifth Viscount Torrington in Cheltenham - 27 June, 1784, in the morning

from A Tour to North Wales, 1784, page 123:

I went to church afterwards like a good boy & pray’d for fair weather; the clerk sang with a melodious voice, & for some time alone, till join’d by a very soft female note I look’d round for the second, and found it to be a rough blacksmith who sang in a feign’d voice, that would have graced the Opera House[.]

cite as

John Byng, A Tour to North Wales, 1784. 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. 123. accessed: 19 May, 2024

location of experience: Cheltenham


Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist

Listening to

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singing in church performed by a blacksmith, a clerk

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 June, 1784, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 13:14:50 +0000
Approved on Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:52:16 +0000