Anna Seward in Plas Newydd, Llangollen - September, 1795

from Letter from Anna Seward to Rev. Henry White, 7 September 1795, pages 100, 102:

A large Eolian harp is fixed in one of the windows, and, when the weather permits them to be opened, it breathes its deep tones to the gale, swelling and softening as that rises and falls.


 It has a fine effect to enter the little Gothic library, as I first entered it at the dusk hour. The prismatic lantern diffused a light gloomily glaring. It was assisted by the paler flames of the petit lamps on the chimney-piece, while, through the opened windows, we had a darkling view of the lawn on which they look, …   more >>

cite as

Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Rev. Henry White, 7 September 1795. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 4 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 100, 102. accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: Plas Newydd, Llangollen


Anna Seward
Poet, Writer

Listening to

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The sound of an Aeolian harp

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1795
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 31 Aug 2018 21:38:55 +0100
Approved on Fri, 07 Sep 2018 12:26:26 +0100