Anna Laetitia Barbauld

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A Summer Evening's Meditation

'TIS past! The sultry tyrant of the south
Has spent his short-liv'd rage; more grateful hours
Move silent on; the skies no more repel

Epistle To William Wilberforce, Esq.

Cease, Wilberforce, to urge thy generous aim!
Thy Country knows the sin, and s ...


Farewell the softer hours, Spring's opening blush
And Summer's deeper glow, the shepherd's pipe

Eighteen Hundred And Eleven

Still the loud death drum, thundering from afar,
O'er the vext nations pours the storm of war:
To the stern call still Britain bends her ear,

For Easter Sunday

Again the Lord of life and light
Awakes the kindling ray;
Unseals the eyelids of the morn,
And pours increasing day.

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Anna Laetitia Barbauld was a prominent English Romantic poet, essayist, and children's author.

A "woman of letters" who published in multiple genres, Barbauld had a successful writing career at a time when female professional writers were rare. She was a noted teacher at the Palgrave Academy and an innovative children's writer; her primers provi ...

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