Frances Williams Wynn in Rhine - 26 July, 1833

from Journal of Frances Williams Wynn's continental tour of 1833, page 42:

I was called by an English Gentleman to hear the singing of the Men working the Engine [of the boat]. I cannot describe the singularity of the Effect: one heard a slow elegant hymn like Melody, sung in parts, admirably in Tune, and when one got near, to hear more distinctly, you saw four Men, almost as black as Chimney Sweepers, turning the Wheel with the red glare of the Furnace gleaming on their dark Countenances…. I was delighted, and almost succeeded in persuading myself that I saw and heard Schiller’s Song of the Bell
cite as

Frances Williams Wynn, Journal of Frances Williams Wynn's continental tour of 1833. In National Library of Wales, Canon Trevor Owen Manuscripts, number NLW MS 2779C, p. 42. accessed: 22 July, 2024 (By permission of The National Library of Wales)

location of experience: Rhine


Listening to

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Rhine boatmen singing

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 July, 1833
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:31:10 +0000