Swan Songs: The Correspondence of Anna Seward and James Boswell

@article{Heiland1993SwanST,
  title={Swan Songs: The Correspondence of Anna Seward and James Boswell},
  author={Donna Heiland},
  journal={Modern Philology},
  year={1993},
  volume={90},
  pages={381 - 391}
}
  • D. Heiland
  • Published 1 February 1993
  • History
  • Modern Philology
James Boswell's irritation with Anna Seward is a well-documented fact of literary history. Their quarreling began with the appearance of his corrections to the Life of Johnson, where he commented on the supposed inaccuracy of information she had supplied, and it continued through the pages of the Gentleman's Magazine. 1 That Boswell had carried on an extended flirtation with Seward before this quarreling ever took place is not such a well-known fact, however, largely because the evidence for it… 
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