Charles Dickens in England - the 1840's

from Pictures from Italy, pages 116-117, pages 116-117:

Immediately on going out next day, we hurried off to St. Peter’s…. [T]here were preparations for a Festa; the pillars of stately marble were swathed in some impertinent frippery of red and yellow; the altar, and entrance to the subterranean chapel: which is before it: in the centre of the church: were like a goldsmith’s shop, or one of the opening scenes in a very lavish pantomime. And though I had as high a sense of the beauty of the building (I hope) as it is possible to entertain, I felt no very strong emotion. I have been infinitely more affected in many English cathedrals when the …   more >>
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Pictures from Italy, pages 116-117. In Charles Dickens , and Kate Flint (ed.), Pictures from Italy (1998), p. 116-117. accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: England


Charles Dickens

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Experience Information

Date/Time the 1840's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 28 Nov 2013 16:45:18 +0000