Anna Seward in Lichfield - late October, 1792
from Letter from Anna Seward to Mrs Hayley, 2 November 1792, page 182:
Mrs Smith complains much, and looks ill—nor could be prevailed upon to join a musical party at my house the week she came home—but her father graced it with his animated conversation, and charming songs. The company congratulated, with the most lively pleasure, his capacity to oblige us. Cold, indeed, must be the hearts in whom virtues like his have not created an interest in his life. The remains of the influenza had somewhat impaired the silver clearness of his voice;—but last Sunday, in the church, it was thought as fine as ever.
Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Mrs Hayley, 2 November 1792. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 3 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 182. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535706766878 accessed: 24 September, 2023
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|Vocal music||performed by John Saville|
|Date/Time||late October, 1792|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public|