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Anna Seward

Seward, Anna (sēˈwərd) [key], 1742–1809, English poet, called the Swan of Lichfield. A member of the Lichfield literary group, which included Thomas Day and Erasmus Darwin, she was acquainted also with Dr. Johnson and James Boswell. She bequeathed her literary works to Sir Walter Scott, who edited them (3 vol., 1810).

See selected letters, with short biography (ed. by H. Pearson, 1936).

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