Anna Seward in Lichfield - late October, 1792

from Letter from Anna Seward to Mrs Hayley, 2 November 1792, page 182:

Mrs Smith complains much, and looks ill—nor could be prevailed upon to join a musical party at my house the week she came home—but her father graced it with his animated conversation, and charming songs. The company congratulated, with the most lively pleasure, his capacity to oblige us. Cold, indeed, must be the hearts in whom virtues like his have not created an interest in his life. The remains of the influenza had somewhat impaired the silver clearness of his voice;—but last Sunday, in the church, it was thought as fine as ever.

cite as

Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Mrs Hayley, 2 November 1792. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 3 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 182. accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: Lichfield


Anna Seward
Poet, Writer

Listening to

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Vocal music performed by John Saville

Experience Information

Date/Time late October, 1792
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 31 Aug 2018 10:12:49 +0100
Approved on Fri, 07 Sep 2018 11:27:19 +0100