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 >>

cite as

William Riley, Parochial Music Corrected (London, 1762), p. 26-29. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Listening to

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street ballads

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 02 Feb 2023 10:55:40 +0000
Approved on Thu, 02 Feb 2023 10:55:56 +0000