Virginia Woolf in Church of St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield, London - 13 October, 1932

from The diary of Virginia Woolf, page 128:

It was an odd sight - Desmond with Rachel on his arm. [...] They hauled a dilapidated bishop up by the armpits to give the blessing which he did in a trembling overemphatic voice, as if he were scrubbing the heads of David & Rachel as he called them.  Then a sort of inner play went forward behind glass doors...Then a dribble back of relatives.  Then the Wagner wedding march.

cite as

Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell and Andrew McNeillie (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf, volume 4 (Harmondsworth, ), p. 128. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446305195796 accessed: 1 July, 2022

location of experience: Church of St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield, London

Listeners

Virginia Woolf
Writer
1882-1941

Listening to

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Wedding March
written by Wagner

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 October, 1932
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Sat, 31 Oct 2015 15:26:35 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 08:21:50 +0000