Anna Seward in Lichfield Cathedral - September, 1793

from Letter from Anna Seward to Mrs Granville, 6 Sept. 1793, pages 308-309:

I say nothing to you about the music at Derby. Somewhat it might sooth, but could not delight hearts oppressed by sympathetic pain. O! that you may bring less apprehensive sensibilities a few weeks hence; and, by the side of our beloved invalid, honour my habitation, and listen to the services and anthems of our little cathedral, where they are performed so well.

cite as

Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Mrs Granville, 6 Sept. 1793. In A. Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 3 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 308-309. accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Lichfield Cathedral


Anna Seward
Poet, Writer

Listening to

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Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1793
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Anna Seward is referring to her 'sympathetic pain' at the illness of Mrs Granville's brother.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:02:23 +0000
Approved on Fri, 31 Aug 2018 11:03:30 +0100