Dr William Plumer Jacobs in City of Columbia - at the end of 1862

from Diary of William Plumer Jacobs, page 100:

I worked hard, unpacked my books and trunks and have lived three full weeks in as many days. I whistled and sang to drive away the blues which however have come gradually stealing over me. The more they came the more banged I away, unpacking my boxes. At last one little tiny something fell on my hand. I looked at it with amazement. It was a drop of salt water. That must never, never be. Away I worked with redoubled vigor, but the blue devils danced around me like mad. I threw down my duds and took up a pitcher and ran to the well. I determined to wash my face and thus drown my tears. Alas! …   more >>

cite as

Dr William Plumer Jacobs, Diary of William Plumer Jacobs. In Thornwell Jacobs (ed.), Diary of William Plumer Jacobs, volume 138 (1937), p. 100. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447521488292 accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: City of Columbia


Dr William Plumer Jacobs

Listening to

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singing and whistling performed by Dr William Plumer Jacobs

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1862
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by acusworth on Sat, 14 Nov 2015 17:18:08 +0000
Approved on Fri, 25 Mar 2016 17:33:12 +0000