Fifth Viscount Torrington in Folkingham, Lincolnshire - 26 June, 1791, in the afternoon
from Tour into Lincolnshire, 1791, page 338:
Here were a numerous, and decent congregation, with a singing loft crouded; and amongst them one lady in a blue silk bonnet, who sung notably; but the bassoons, and hautboys, were too loud and shreiking: as for the clergyman, he went off in a loud, unintelligible key, like a lawyer reading deeds, and was truly intolerable. Had I been in the company of those I knew, I could not have refrain’d from laughter.―Much singing before the service; likewise the Magnificat, and two psalms: during the sermon mine host slept, and I slumber’d.
John Byng, Tour into Lincolnshire, 1791. 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 2 (London, 1935), p. 338. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546536176739 accessed: 21 January, 2021
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|Magnificat and psalm singing||performed by church choir|
|Date/Time||26 June, 1791, in the afternoon|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
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