Catherine Talbot in St Paul's Cathedral and Deanery, London - 30 October, 1751, in the morning

from Journal of Catherine Talbot: correspondence, journals and verses 1735 – 1769, pages 30r:

I rose at 6 & employ'd my early hours as usual. We hear no noise here but of distant Bells which sound very prettily, & our own deep Voiced Clock which reminds one not to lose a single quarter: at 9 3/4 we went to Church, & the Choir Service Echoing thro' that vast Building is Charmingly Solemn & pleasing. […] I walked in a Sunny quiet Spot in the Church Yard which I like better than ever I did the Mall where I always expected high amusement & found dull disappointment.”

cite as

Catherine Talbot, Journal of Catherine Talbot: correspondence, journals and verses 1735 – 1769. In The British Library, number Add MS 4669, p. 30r. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1674998071459 accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: St Paul's Cathedral and Deanery, London

Listeners

Catherine Talbot
Essayist, letter writer, polymath
1721-1770

Listening to

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Church bells
Clock chime/bell
unspecified choir singing

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 October, 1751, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public, solitary

Notes

Journal entry by Catherine Talbot, 30 October 1751. Original spellings, punctuation and capitalisation retained.


Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 29 Jan 2023 13:14:31 +0000
Approved on Thu, 11 May 2023 15:31:19 +0100