A database of several hundred historical descriptions and references to London's sounds. They're drawn mainly from primary sources such as autobiographies, diaries and statutes, as well as novels written around the times they depict.
I was awoke at four o'clock by the guns in the Park, and could not get much sleep afterwards on account of the noise of the people, bands, etc., etc.
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I reached the Abbey amid deafening cheers at a little half past eleven; I first went into a robing-room quite close to the entrance where I found my eight train-bearers.
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Then all followed all the various things; and (last of those things) the Crown being placed on my head [. . .] The shouts, which were very great, the drums, the trumpets, the firing of the guns, all at the same instant, rendered the spectacle most imposing.