Anna Laetitia Barbauld Poems

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1.
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
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2.
Epistle To William Wilberforce, Esq.

Cease, Wilberforce, to urge thy generous aim!
Thy Country knows the sin, and s ...
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3.
Autumn

Farewell the softer hours, Spring's opening blush
And Summer's deeper glow, the shepherd's pipe
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4.
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,
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5.
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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6.
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!
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7.
Corsica

Of unsubmitting spirit, wise and brave;
Who still through bleeding ages struggled hard
To hold a generous undiminished state;
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8.
Inscription For An Ice-House

Stranger, approach! within this iron door
Thrice locked and bolted, this rude arch beneath
That vaults with ponderous stone the cell; confined
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9.
The Caterpillar

No, helpless thing, I cannot harm thee now;
Depart in peace, thy little life is safe,
For I have scanned thy form with curious eye,
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10.
Eternity

--- The year has run
Its round of seasons, has fulfilled its course,
Absolved its destined period, and is borne,
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