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 >>
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. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535747934410 accessed: 19 September, 2021
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|The sound of an Aeolian harp|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors, solitary|