Anna Seward in Lichfield - 21 July, 1794

from Letter from Anna Seward to Rev. T.S. Whalley, 25 July 1794, pages 379–380:

Lord Fielding is here with his regiment. He and his lovely lady are living socially amongst us. The Dean has set them his house. They are extremely fond of music. Lady Fielding plays and sings divinely. She speaks of your beloved Mrs Mullin’s rival excellence in that line with warm and generous praise. They give private concerts, which are made for them in return. Last Monday, they met a party of twenty-five at my house. Three violins, a violincello, Lady F.’s harp, and an harpsichord, formed our band. Bending over her harp, when she sweeps her white hands over…   more >>

cite as

Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Rev. T.S. Whalley, 25 July 1794. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 3 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 379–380. accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: Lichfield


Anna Seward
Poet, Writer

Listening to

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Instrumental music
Songs accompanied by harp performed by Lady Fielding
Duets and glees performed by John Saville, Lady Fielding, Miss Parker, Mr Simpson, Mr Thomas White

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 July, 1794
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 31 Aug 2018 11:26:27 +0100
Approved on Fri, 07 Sep 2018 12:02:06 +0100