SEWARD, Anna. ~ Poem to the Memory of Lady Miller … London: Printed for G. Robinson … 1782.
4to (255 × 207 mm), pp. , ii, 20. Modern boards.
First edition. Seward’s ‘budding talent was recognized at the poetical amusements organized by Lady Anna Miller at her Batheaston villa from 1775 to 1781. In Poem to the Memory of Lady Miller (1782) Seward expresses her gratitude for Miller’s “gentle ordeal” by which verses were put into an Etruscan vase, and then read aloud by a gentleman to the gathering at Batheaston. The best verses, including some of Seward’s earliest publications, were chosen as prize poems and collected in Batheaston’s annual volume of poetry’ (Oxford DNB). Jackson, p. 96; Jackson, Women, p. 293.