Anna Seward Quotes

 

Let me be content with being happy, without sighing that I am not distinguished.

— Anna Seward

Though just biographical record will touch the failings of the good and the eminent with tenderness.

— Anna Seward

A masculine education cannot spare from professional study and the necessary acquisition of languages, the time and attention which I have bestowed on the compositions of my countrymen.

— Anna Seward

If I had girls to educate I would not have them learn both music and drawing.

— Anna Seward

Were I to flatter myself with the possibility of success in such combat, it would indeed be presumption.

— Anna Seward

To what derision should I be exposed from a thousand quarters!- An unlearned female entering the lists of criticism against the mighty Johnson!

— Anna Seward

Time’s stern tide, with cold Oblivion’s wave, Shall soon dissolve each fair, each fading charm.

— Anna Seward

Suffer not thy wrongs to shroud thy fate, But turn, my soul, to blessings which remain.

— Anna Seward

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