Charity School children et al. in London - mid 18th Century
from Parochial Music Corrected, pages 26-29:
As one Part of my Employment is to teach Charity-Children the Hymns, which they sing on the Days of their Collections, and as this Practice has been objected to by several Gentlemen; I shall endeavour to answer some of the most material Objections that have been made: viz. "That it makes them proud, and sets them above their Condition. That it makes them Songsters and fond of Company, consequently bad Apprentices and Servants."
To the first Objection I answer, that there is nothing in this Kind of Instruction that may make them prouder than … more >>
William Riley, Parochial Music Corrected (London, 1762), p. 26-29. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1675335339749 accessed: 22 February, 2024
Listening tohide composers
|mid 18th Century
|in the company of others, indoors, outdoors, in public