Anna Seward poems, 1805
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Brief Description: Two poems written by Anna Seward: "Address to the River Tweed, on Mr. Scott's Having Chosen His Habitation on Its Banks" dated Lichfield, April 17, 1805; and "The Grave of Youth", undated. These are probably from Lichfield, England
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
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Record Series Number: 00/2010-76-0
Created by: Seward, Anna (1742-1809)
Volume: 1.0 Items
Biographical Note for Seward, Anna (1742-1809) :

born Dec. 12, 1747, Eyam, Derbyshire, Eng. died March 25, 1809, Lichfield, Staffordshire

English poet and author of a sentimental and poetical novel, Louisa (1784); she was popular in her day because of her rarity value as a woman poet and for her cult of sentiment.

Often called the “Swan of Lichfield,” she became a member there of a literary circle that included William Hayley, Erasmus Darwin, Thomas Day, and Richard Lovell Edgeworth. Her verse was inferior, however, and she embarrassed Sir Walter Scott (with whom she had corresponded) by making him her literary executor.

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
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English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Donor unknown.  Found in collection.
Other Formats: A transcript is available. For more information please see
Related Materials: Anna Seward 1742-1809) Papers at Harvard University Library. For more information please see
PreferredCitation: Anna Seward poems (2010-76-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga j. Ingraham Memorial Library, 7 South Street, P.O. Box 385, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759.