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.

cite as

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. accessed: 18 April, 2024

location of experience: Lichfield


Anna Seward
Poet, Writer

Listening to

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'God Save the King' performed by Dignitaries and citizens of Lichfield, a band

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 February, 1789, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 16:44:59 +0100
Approved on Thu, 06 Sep 2018 17:23:42 +0100