Anna Seward in Matlock - early September, 1798

from Letter from Anna Seward to Mrs Childers, 19 September 1798, pages 149–150:

Two of her [Miss Lee’s] pupils were with her, one of whom is Miss Tickel, daughter to the sweet warbler, Mary Linley, who married Mr Tickel, and niece to the British Cecilia, the late Mrs Sheridan. This young lady sung to us with a thin, weak, but pretty voice, that wanted the sustaining power of instrumental accompaniment, and which, besides, was not modulated with Linleyan skill. She gave me, however, an opportunity which I had wished for, of hearing the ballad sung which I made for Rauzzini to set, and which was so often sung at Bath last winter,—“O! …   more >>

cite as

Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Mrs Childers, 19 September 1798. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 5 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 149–150. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Matlock


Anna Seward
Poet, Writer

Listening to

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‘O! why my locks so yellow’
written by Venanzio Rauzzini
performed by Miss Tickel

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sat, 01 Sep 2018 15:09:41 +0100
Approved on Fri, 07 Sep 2018 12:57:24 +0100