Letters Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 21, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 422 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 1 covers the period 1784-7. Showing the first signs of her long-lasting acrimony towards Samuel Johnson, whom she saw as a bully, it includes some of her anecdotes of him, alongside her own equally expert criticism.
 

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Contents

Miss Powys Page
3
Miss Weston
7
Rev T S Whalley
9
Wm Hayley Esq
13
Dr Percival of Manchester
17
Rev T S Whalley on the Continent
21
William Hayley Esq
24
Lady Marianne Carnegy
31
Miss Powys
154
Archdeacon Clive
159
Miss Weston
162
Mrs Stokes
167
George Hardinge Esq
171
Rev T S Whalley
173
William Hayley Esq
177
Rev Dr Warner
181

Miss Weston
35
James Boswell Esq
39
Mrs Knowles
46
Court Dewes Esq
50
Rev 1 S Whalley then on the Continent
58
William Hayley Esq
62
Mrs Brooke
65
Court Dewes Esq
67
Dr S
70
Miss Helen Williams
76
Mrs G
79
William Hayley Esq
90
Mrs Mompessan
97
XXIII Mrs Knowles
105
Court Dewes Esq
114
H Repton Esq
124
James Boswell Esq
129
Miss Scott
133
Miss Weston
137
Court Dewes Esq
141
Mrs Martin
151
Miss Scott
185
George Hardiuge Esq
188
Mr Repton
192
George Hardinge Esq 194
194
Rev Dr Warner
197
George Hardinge Esq
201
Miss Powys
208
George Hardinge Esq
210
XLVIIL George Hardinge Esq
216
Mr W Newton
221
George Hardinge Esq
229
Miss Weston
235
George Hardinge Esq
242
Miss Weston
245
Mrs Mompessau
250
Rev Dr Warner
254
Miss Weston
257
Mrs Cotton
265
George Hardinge Esq
271
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