Anna Seward et al. in Lichfield - January, 1798

from Letter from Anna Seward to Miss Ponsonby, 29 January 1798, pages 38–39:

[T]he Cambrian Orpheus, Randall of Wrexham, became my guest. He staid near three weeks […] and from breakfast till dinner I had a constant succession of company to listen to the enchantments of the pedal harp, while musical parties, either at home or abroad, engrossed every evening.

Mr Saville took the whole management of the benefit-concert, which he had planned for Mr Randall, and spared no fatigue, no exertion, for the interest of his friend. Considering the luckless occurrence that week, of three smart weddings in the environs, …   more >>

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Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Miss Ponsonby, 29 January 1798. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 5 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 38–39. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Lichfield


Anna Seward
Poet, Writer

Listening to

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Music for harp performed by Randall

Experience Information

Date/Time January, 1798
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sat, 01 Sep 2018 14:52:03 +0100
Approved on Fri, 07 Sep 2018 12:51:02 +0100