Charles Dickens in City of Richmond - 1842
from American Notes, pages 152, page 152:
Many of the workmen appeared to be strong men, and it is hardly necessary to add that they were all labouring quietly, then. After two o' clock in the day, they are allowed to sing, a certain number at a time. The hour striking while I was there, some twenty sang a hymn in parts, and sang it by no means ill.
American Notes, pages 152. In Charles Dickens , and Patricia Ingham (ed.), American Notes (2000), p. 152. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1382446449 accessed: 3 June, 2023
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|hymn||performed by slaves|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, outdoors|
Dickens is describing 'a visit to a tobacco manufactory, where the workmen were all slaves'.
Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:54:09 +0100