Robert Francis Kilvert in Clyro - 3 June, 1870

from Diary of Francis Kilvert, 3 June 1870, pages 40-41:

Sitting room windows open till very late. A group of people talking and laughing loud in the Swan porch and on the steps in the dusk. I was delighted to hear Teddy Evans proposing to some other children to play the old game of 'Fox a Dandley'. Then they chose 'dens' and began running about catching each other and I thought I heard the 'Cats of Kinlay' mewing. Perhaps that is part of the game. I had no idea the old game was still played by the present generation of children. Teddy Evans was singing My Mother said that I never should Play with the gipsies in the wood &c.
cite as

Robert Francis Kilvert, Diary of Francis Kilvert, 3 June 1870. In William Plomer (ed.), Kilvert's Diary (London, 2013), p. 40-41. accessed: 24 July, 2024

location of experience: Clyro


Robert Francis Kilvert

Listening to

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'My Mother said I never should' performed by Teddy Evans

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 June, 1870
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:26:09 +0000