Letters Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 21, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 408 pages
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The literary career of Anna Seward (1742-1809) had many frustrations. Erasmus Darwin once printed her poetry under his own name. Horace Walpole accused her of having 'no imagination'. And despite her evident talents, she was unable to find a patron willing to support a woman. Yet her letters reveal the breadth of her interests and the strength of her literary criticism. In addition to writing to newspapers and magazines, she counted many eminent figures among her correspondents, including James Boswell (who begged for a lock of her hair) and the young Walter Scott. This six-volume selection of her letters, edited by the publisher Archibald Constable (1774-1827), first appeared in 1811. Volume 4 covers the years 1794-7. Unfailingly pragmatic, Seward begins with a discussion of the French Revolution and the unlikelihood of a similar occurrence in England, and ends with a cheerful account of her efforts to regain her good health.
 

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J Johnson Esq Page
3
Edmund Wigley Esq M P
12
Lord Bagot
15
Miss Sykes
17
Mrs Hayley
23
Edmund Wigley Esq M P
27
Mrs F Evans of Nottingham
30
Mrs Jackson of Turville Court Oxfordshire
33
Rev W B Stevens of Repton
198
Thomas Parke Esq
202
George Hardinge Esq
207
XLllI Mrs M Powys
208
Mrs T
220
Mrs Gell
221
Mrs Stokes
223
MISS Pousonby
235

David Samwell Esq
37
Mrs Powys
42
Mrs Jackson of Turville Court Oxfordshire
49
Wm Seward Esq
53
Mlss Wingfield of the Hall Shrewsbury
59
Mrs Hayley
65
Miss Sykes
71
Miss Wingfield
77
Mr C
88
Miss Wingfield
89
Rev H White of Lichfield
93
Right Hon Lady Eleanor Butler
110
Mrs Parry Price of Chester
112
Mrs Mary Powys 117
117
J White Esq of Dublin
122
Rev T S Whalley Page
127
Right Hon Lady Eleanor Butler
131
David Sarnwell Esq
139
MISS Ponsonby
142
1X Right Hon Lady Eleanor Butler 14 9
149
Edmund Wigley Esq M P
153
Mr Laugh of the Dewar Club at the Hope Mitre Court
155
Mlss Wingfield
163
Right lion Lady Eleanor Butler
167
XXXI Mrs T
171
Edward Jerningharn Esq
181
Mrs Thornton
184
Thos Park Esq of London
187
MISS Ponsonby
190
Chris Smylhe Esq
194
Mr Saville
239
Right Hon Lady Eleanor Butler
247
Mr Saville
252
Mrs Chllders of Cantly Lodge York shire
260
MISS Wingfield 264
264
Mrs Stokes
268
Edmund Wlgley Esq
275
Mrs H Thornton
280
Miss Arden
283
Mrs Sneyd Page
291
Miss Ponsonby
293
Right Hon Lady Eleanor Butler
299
Mrs Gel
308
Right Hon Lady Eleanor Butler
313
Mrs Adey of Norfolk
317
Mrs Stokes
323
Thos Lister Esq
328
Mrs Jackson
332
LXVIIl Sir Brooke Boothby
338
Right Hon Lady Eleanor Butler S43 LXX Mrs Childers of Yorkshire
343
Mrs Powys of Berwick
353
Mrs Stokes
357
Thos Parke Esq
367
Rev F Jauncey
373
Mrs Childers
378
Right Hon Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Ponsonby
384
Rev Dr Parr
388
Rev T s Whalley
392
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