Jozef Boruwslaski in Ballinasloe - late 18th Century

from Memoirs of Count Boruwslaski, pages 260-1:

At this time, the whole nation, upon the political stage, was performing a tragic scene. In consequence of which, the Colonel ordered all the streets to be well guarded by the troops; of which, one of horse found the preacher singing a hymn, No. 306, adapted to Handel's March. The captain hearing this, and having no idea of a hymn, stopped him with a reprimand, thinking he was singing a ballad; and though he gave a very long explanation, the Captain would not understand his vindication, saying, he never heard of a hymn to the tune of a march.

cite as

Jozef Boruwslaski, Memoirs of Count Boruwslaski (1820), p. 260-1. accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: Ballinasloe


Jozef Boruwslaski
Composer, Grocer, guitarist, Violinist

Listening to

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a hymn performed by a methodist preacher

Experience Information

Date/Time late 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 09 Nov 2015 09:24:12 +0000
Approved on Fri, 25 Mar 2016 16:25:06 +0000