Fifth Viscount Torrington in Corwen - 28 July, 1793, in the morning

from A Tour to North Wales, 1793, page 251:

At eleven o’clock, the curate arrived, a new one, (for the vicar, of course, is absent); then I went to church, and was usher’d into a pew, alone.

 Never did I see a more decent congregation; in manners, looks, and dress, they are 60 years behind the English; whilst they retain their tongue, they cannot emigrate, and must keep up antient customs.

 […]  Their language is lofty, in sound very like to Greek:…   more >>

cite as

John Byng, A Tour to North Wales, 1793. 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 3 (London, 1936), p. 251. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Corwen


Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist

Listening to

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music at a church service, including a sung Litany performed by church choir

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 July, 1793, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


All spelling and punctuation copied from the source.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 04 Jan 2019 09:21:32 +0000
Approved on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:13:04 +0000