Anna Seward in Lichfield - March, 1785, at night

from Letter from Anna Seward to Miss Sophia Weston, 23 March 1785, pages 37–38:

Our Cecilian concert was not so full as I have seen it. It was a bad evening, moonless, sleety, and of the most dreary coldness; but Mr Saville and his daughter sang divinely. You, who heard her a year ago warble her wild notes, unassisted by scientific instruction, would think her wonderfully improved, while you listened to her sweet shake, to those sportive cadences and melting semi-tones lately acquired.

cite as

Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Miss Sophia Weston, 23 March 1785. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 1 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 37–38. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Lichfield


Anna Seward
Poet, Writer

Listening to

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unspecified vocal music performed by John Saville, Mrs Elizabeth Smith

Experience Information

Date/Time March, 1785, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 11:15:17 +0100
Approved on Thu, 06 Sep 2018 16:15:44 +0100