Anna Seward in Lichfield Cathedral - September, 1793
from Letter from Anna Seward to Mrs Granville, 6 Sept. 1793, pages 308-309:
I say nothing to you about the music at Derby. Somewhat it might sooth, but could not delight hearts oppressed by sympathetic pain. O! that you may bring less apprehensive sensibilities a few weeks hence; and, by the side of our beloved invalid, honour my habitation, and listen to the services and anthems of our little cathedral, where they are performed so well.
Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Mrs Granville, 6 Sept. 1793. In A. Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 3 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 308-309. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1377097303 accessed: 6 December, 2023
Listening tohide composers
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Anna Seward is referring to her 'sympathetic pain' at the illness of Mrs Granville's brother.