excerpt from 'Letter from Anna Seward to David Samwell, Esq., 31 December 1797' pp. 37 (120 words)

excerpt from 'Letter from Anna Seward to David Samwell, Esq., 31 December 1797' pp. 37 (120 words)

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Letter from Anna Seward to David Samwell, Esq., 31 December 1797

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The bells are ringing out the old year—an ancient but very unfeeling custom. It seems like revelling over the grave of a just departed friend; and my heart recoils at the sound. The horizon disdains congeniality to such ingratitude;—its early darkness, its loud sighs, and its tears, pay a different tribute.—Why not reserve it to usher in to-morrow’s dawn, with gladness that would not then, as now, have been unfeelingly anticipated? The sounds of clanging triumph may welcome, without reproach, the new-born year; and may it eventually prove worthy of the joy which shall hail its rising!—May it teem with occurrences which shall rescue the nation from its self-incurred perils!

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excerpt from 'Letter from Anna Seward to David Samwell, Esq., 31 December 1797' pp. 37 (120 words)

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