Wednesday, 4 September 2019

1102) Anna Seward

Anna Seward (1742 – 1809). Long-eighteenth-century English Romantic poet, often called the Swan of Lichfield.

- "Seward also got to know Johnson's friend, James Boswell, who asked her to send him "a lock of that charming auburn hair I admired so much the delicious morning I was last with you".

- "Seward had red hair and the poem would have had a personal significance for her.…

- "She was tall, elegant, with a striking head of auburn hair and a confident manner that drew admirers into a circle of literary friends."…/anna-seward-the-swan-of-l…/

 - "In contemporary physical descriptions, her distinctive long red hair is mentioned frequently..."…

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