Letters Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 21, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 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. A touching record of her final years, Volume 6 covers the period 1802-7. It includes her letters to the young Walter Scott, who visited her at her Lichfield home and prepared an edition of her poems after her death.
 

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Contents

Mr Simmons Surgeon in Manchester Page
3
Mrs M Powys
7
Walter Scott Esq
13
Rev T S Whalley
21
Rev J H Todd of London
26
Thomas Park Esq
30
Thomas Park Esq
41
Right Hon Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Ponsonby
49
Rev R Fellowes
219
Miss Ponsonby
223
Rev H F Cary
227
Miss Ponsonby
230
Rev R Fellowes
236
To
242
Miss Fem
245
Miss Catherine Mallet of Brianson Street London
250

Rev Dewhurst Bilsbury
52
William Hayley Esq on his Life of Cow per
59
Rev R Fellowes
75
Dr Lister
79
Dr Percival of Manchester
85
Walter Scott Esq
91
Rev R Fellowes
101
Mrs Childers Sen Page
105
Rev T S Whalley
114
Mrs Stokes
117
Mr Todd
120
Lee Philips Esq of Mayfield
125
LientCol R Wolseley
131
Dr Percival of Manchester
135
Mrs Childers Dowager late of Cant Iy Lodge near Doncaster
140
Thomas Park Esq
150
William Hayley Esq
159
William Hayley Esq
166
Mrs Blore
174
Lee Philips Esq of Mayfield
177
Mrs
182
Mrs Granville of Calwicb
186
Miss V
188
Charles Simpson Esq
191
Mrs Mary Powys
201
Walter Scott Esq
207
Walter Scott Esq
214
Rev Robert Fellowes
256
Mrs Jackson in Edinburgh
264
Rev T S Whalley of Bath
270
Walter Scott Esq
276
Rev Rich Sykes of WestElla Page
281
Mrs M Powys at Cliflon
285
Miss Catherine Mallet of London
290
Rev Dr Manse Master of Trinity College Cambridge
298
Rev H F Cary
301
Rev Dr Mansel Master of Trinity College Cambridge
306
Walter Scott Esq
314
Mrs Stokes
319
Mr Seward of Birmingham
322
Walter Scott Esq
325
Walter Scott Esq
332
Rev H F Cary
337
Dr Hnssey at Portsmouth
341
Mrs King
345
Mrs Blore of Edenzor Derbyshire
354
Robert Southey Esq
358
Walter Scott Esq
362
Captain Hastings of the 82d Regiment ofi Copenhagen
370
Robert Southey Esq
374
Mrs Stokes
380
Walter Scott Esq
387
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