Anna Seward in York Minster and Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield - between late August, 1793 and early September, 1793

from Letter from Anna Seward to Mrs T––––, 10 September 1793, pages 311–312:

On my return home I passed through York, and heard choral service in the noblest cathedral in the world; at least in my estimation, who prefer, in religious edifices, the Gothic to the Grecian style of architecture. The curious luxuriance of the chiseled ornaments in the noble choir, and in those magnificent aisles; their fair proportion; their majestic amplitude; the chastised, the glooming, the awful light, shed through their “storied windows,” afforded the utmost gratification to my eye, and almost annihilated, on my imagination, the spruce elegance of our …   more >>

cite as

Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Mrs T––––, 10 September 1793. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 3 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 311–312. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535710504352 accessed: 24 October, 2021

location of experience: York Minster and Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield

Listeners

Anna Seward
Poet, Writer
1742-1809

Listening to

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The Dedication of the Temple performed by John Saville, The choir and organist of Lichfield Cathedral
Choral and organ music performed by The choir and organist of York Minster

Experience Information

Date/Time between late August, 1793 and early September, 1793
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 31 Aug 2018 11:15:05 +0100
Approved on Fri, 07 Sep 2018 11:58:13 +0100