Anna Laetitia Barbauld

(20 June 1743 – 9 March 1825 / Leicestershire, England)

Anna Laetitia Barbauld Poems

1. A Summer Evening's Meditation 9/6/2010
2. Eighteen Hundred And Eleven 9/6/2010
3. The Caterpillar 9/6/2010
4. The Mouse's Petition 9/6/2010
5. Autumn 9/6/2010
6. Epistle To William Wilberforce, Esq. 9/6/2010
7. A Thought on Death 9/6/2010
8. Epitaph On The Same 9/6/2010
9. Awake My Soul! 9/6/2010
10. For Easter Sunday 9/6/2010
11. An Autumnal Thought 9/6/2010
12. Inscription For An Ice-House 9/6/2010
13. Corsica 9/6/2010
14. To a Little Invisible Being 9/6/2010
15. Characters 9/6/2010
16. The First Fire 9/6/2010
17. Washing-Day 9/6/2010
18. Dirge 9/6/2010
19. On A Lady's Writing 9/6/2010
20. Come, Said Jesus 9/6/2010

A Thought on Death

When life as opening buds is sweet,
And golden hopes the fancy greet,
And Youth prepares his joys to meet,-
Alas! how hard it is to die!
When just is seized some valued prize,
And duties press, and tender ties
Forbid the soul from earth to rise,-
How awful then it is to die!
When, one by one, those ties are torn,

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