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1742, Dec 121809, Mar 25
an English Romantic poet, often called the Swan of Lichfield. She benefited from her father's progressive views on female education. When a family friend, Mrs Edward Sneyd, died in 1756,[4] the Sewards took in one of her daughters, Honora Sneyd, who became an adopted foster sister to Anna. Honora was nine years younger. Anna Seward described in her poem The Anniversary (1769) how she and her sister first met Honora, on returning from a walk. Sarah (known as Sally) died suddenly of typhus at the age of 19 in 1764. Sarah was said to have an admirable character, though less talented than her sister. A
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...intellectual and literary circle of Lichfield, which included Anna Seward and Erasmus Darwin. In 1766 he welcomed...
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