Anna Seward in Hoylake - early September, 1794

from Letter from Anna Seward to James Mitchel, Esq., 5 September 1794, page 396:

But I have not yet told you the pleasantest circumstance of our excursion. Coy Thomas White came to us from Buxton on Friday, and purposes to stay a fortnight. He enchants the company with his delightful songs. You know his voice is a clear contra-tenor; that his shake is fine, and that he sings with taste and expression. This talent has produced much gratification to the company assembled on our marine promontory[.]

cite as

Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to James Mitchel, Esq., 5 September 1794. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 3 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 396. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Hoylake


Anna Seward
Poet, Writer

Listening to

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Songs performed by Thomas White

Experience Information

Date/Time early September, 1794
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors


Anna Seward addresses her letter from High Lake, an older name for Hoylake.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 31 Aug 2018 11:37:02 +0100
Approved on Fri, 07 Sep 2018 12:05:37 +0100