Anna Seward in Lichfield - in the beginning of 1785
from Letter from Anna Seward to Court Dewes, Esq., 27 May 1785, pages 69–70:
Our concerts this winter have been very delightful. Mr Saville’s songs are always exquisite; and his fair pensive Philomel improves in every exertion. Attending frequently to Mr Saville’s manner of instructing his daughter in a song that is new to her, it is curious to observe on what nice touches musical expression depends, and how necessary a feeling heart, and even poetic taste, to enable a professor to teach his pupils to sing with elegance, pathos, and grace.
Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Court Dewes, Esq., 27 May 1785. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 1 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 69–70. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535624494016 accessed: 23 September, 2023
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|Unspecified vocal music||performed by John Saville, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith|
|Date/Time||in the beginning of 1785|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public|
'Philomel' is Anna Seward's nickname for John Saville's daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith.