Memoirs And Correspondence Of Francis Horner, M.p. (volume 1)

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byFrancis Horner

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II There were no such thing as scholarships for boys in those days. Even if there had been I could not have accepted one, as I was now a big boy of twelve years, eating my parents out of house and home. They wanted me to earn my own living, or something towards it. I still continued to sing in the church choir. I had a strong, sweet voice, and at this time was leading treble. The organist's son had a sweet voice, but not so strong as mine, he had to sing second treble. I used to glory in singing my best, also to hear the tenors, counter tenors, and altos on my left, over my head, and the bass roaring away on my right. The alto would lean over and say, "Go it, Eric!" Once a year we gave a concert at the Town Hall, and very prowd I was to see my name, "Leading Soprano," on the bills, all over the town. On one occasion, after the organist's son and I had sung a duet, it is usual for the pianist to play a little twiddly bit after we had finished the duet, then for us to bow both together, but as soon as the singing part was finished I "went off," but seeing my mistake went back and made another bob, and, oh! the white gloves. 20 My mother had made me an Eton jacket, (I fear it was a moth-eaten jacket) out of one of my father's old coats. At Christmas we went carol singing, carrying a note from the Vicar. The people would then ask us in, when we would sing. They would give us cake and fruit, perhaps a drop of ginger wine, and a few shillings. The men went by themselves, and sang glees, madrigals, and catches. On these occasions the older boys would endeavour to give the younger ones the slip, and lose them. I was served so when I first joined the choir. I went home, but my father took me back, found out at which house they were singing at, opened the f...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II There were no such thing as scholarships for boys in those days. Even if there had been I could not have accepted o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.42 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217017940

ISBN - 13:9780217017947

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