Thomas Moore in Rome - 1 November, 1819
from Diary of Thomas Moore, 1 November 1819, pages 59–60:
Thence to St. John Lateran to see the people ascending the Santa Scala, and from that to a place near where there was a sort of theatre, with a wax-work exhibition of people going to hell. In the same court a dead woman stretched out, and half-pence scattered upon a plate that lay upon her. Another brought in on a bier while we were there, and a dead child with it. The horrible howl, by way of a hymn, that the fellows set up around, all frightful.
Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 1 November 1819. In Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 59–60. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1595059844007 accessed: 11 December, 2023
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|a hymn||performed by mourners|
|Date/Time||1 November, 1819|
|Listening Environment||outdoors, in public, solitary|