Anna Seward in Wellsburn, nr. Warwick - between late December, 1785, 12:00 AM and early January, 1786, 12:00 AM

from Letter from Anna Seward to Mrs Knowles, 19 January 1786, page 106:

Christmas entertainments with the surrounding families; a regular morning concert, during two hours, between the three brothers, all musical, and performing on different instruments, with their friend, Mr Williams, the clergyman of the village, who plays a fine bass-viol ; reading aloud from the poetic stores the remainder of the mornings, and in those evenings when we had no visitors; speeded the wintry hours of the day and night on smooth and rapid pinion.

cite as

Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Mrs Knowles, 19 January 1786. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 1 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 106. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535628317399 accessed: 9 December, 2021

location of experience: Wellsburn, nr. Warwick

Listeners

Anna Seward
Poet, Writer
1742-1809

Listening to

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Unspecified instrumental music performed by The Dewes brothers and Mr. Williams

Experience Information

Date/Time between late December, 1785, 12:00 AM and early January, 1786, 12:00 AM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

Anna Seward had been staying for three weeks with friends in Wellsburn: Mr. Dewes and his two brothers, and Mr. and Mrs. Granville. She describes Mr. Dewes' villa as 'the abode of belles-lettres and the arts'.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 12:25:19 +0100
Approved on Thu, 06 Sep 2018 16:38:56 +0100