Elizabeth Seward's sisters et al. - mid 18th Century

from Letter from Anna Seward to Dr Darwin, 22 May 1789, pages 275–276:

Nothing was ever less meant by me than to maintain that the natural sensibility of melody which, in different people, varies so extremely in degree, and in some exists not at all, results from superior quickness in the simple faculty of hearing. Neither my own mother, or either of her sisters, could, in the least degree, distinguish one tune from another; not even if an instrument was playing the loyal song, without a voice, could they guess that it was “God save the King;”—yet were they the daughters of a man who amused his leisure hours with music, sung…   more >>

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Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Dr Darwin, 22 May 1789. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 2 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 275–276. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535645057445 accessed: 6 October, 2022

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Date/Time mid 18th Century

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 17:04:18 +0100
Approved on Thu, 06 Sep 2018 17:33:41 +0100