Anna Seward - the 1780's

from Letter from Anna Seward to Thomas Christie, 15 Jan. 1788, pages 4-5:

With your mind, its pursuits, studies, and acquirements, the rich pages now on my table seem to have given me a perfect acquaintance. Apprehensive, from the style of your address to me, that you estimate mine too highly, I feel disposed to be, what, I trust, I have not often been, an absolute egotist; for I had rather voluntarily reveal to you the scantiness of my stores, than that time should betray them.

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Without time to have attained any degree of skill in the practical part of music, which I never attempted till I had passed my twentieth year, yet my taste for it …   more >>

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Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Thomas Christie, 15 Jan. 1788. In A. Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 3 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 4-5. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1376496570 accessed: 10 July, 2020

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Anna Seward
Poet, Writer
1742-1809

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Date/Time the 1780's
Medium live

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:47:15 +0000
Approved on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 16:03:54 +0100