John Evelyn in London - 10 March, 1687

from Diary of John Evelyn, 10 March 1687, page 305:

I went this Evening to see the order of the Boys & children at Christs hospital, there was neere 800 of them, Boys & Girles.... They sung a Psalme before they sat down to supper in the greate hall, to an Organ which played all the time, & sung with that cherefull harmony, as seem'd to me a vision of heavenly Angels: & I came from the place with infinite Satisfaction, having never in my life seene a more noble, pious, & admirable Charity:
cite as

John Evelyn, Diary of John Evelyn, 10 March 1687. In De la Bédoyère, Guy (ed.), The diary of John Evelyn (Woodbridge, 1995), p. 305. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: London


John Evelyn
Diarist, Writer

Listening to

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psalm performed by children of Christ's Hospital

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 March, 1687
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:14:21 +0100