Anna Seward in Lichfield - 27 February, 1789, at night
from Letter from Anna Seward to George Hardinge, Esq., 5 March 1789, page 254:
Last Friday evening was the “Feast of Lights” with us; I assure you every window shone, many with transparent paintings, whose emblems were well imagined, while loyal enwreathed thanksgivings glowed in phosphorus. Our corporation, our esquires, our choir, and our principal tradesmen, preceded by a band of music, sung God Save the King through the streets. If our little city loved genius, science, and art, half as well as it loves its king, and his minister, our societies would be more animated than they are.
Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to George Hardinge, Esq., 5 March 1789. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 2 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 254. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535643897793 accessed: 1 October, 2023
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|'God Save the King'||performed by Dignitaries and citizens of Lichfield, a band|
|Date/Time||27 February, 1789, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others|