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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 2

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Author

Aikin, Lucy, 1781-1864.

Title

Epistles on women, exemplifying their character and condition in various ages and nations. [In verse] With miscellaneous poems.

Printing and distribution

London : Printed for J. Johnson & Co., St. Paul's Churchyard. 1810.

Printed by Richard Taylor and Co., Shoe Lane, London.

Physical description

viii, [2], 142p. 4to. Rebound in quarter calf, marbled boards. WPRP 2.

Call number

WPRP 2.

Citation

Jackson, Annals of English Verse, p. 336; Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 5; INU in NUC.

Notes

Lucy Aikin was born in Warrington to Martha Jennings and John Aikin, MD. She was the niece of Mrs. Barbauld. At the age of 3 her family moved to Yarmouth. In 1792 she moved to London. She contributed to periodicals and wrote books for children.

Notes

Includes Dedication and Introduction.

Epigraph

none

Online copies

CU Digital Library

Transcription at UC Davis

Contents

 

EPISTLES ON WOMEN.

Epistle I.

1

Epistle II.

13

Epistle III.

29

Epistle IV.

51

Notes

83

MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.

Cambria, an Ode

101

Dirge for the late James Currie, M.D. of Liverpool

108

Futurity

110

Sonnet to Fortune. From Metastasio

113

To Mr. Montgomery. Occasioned by an illiberal Attack on his Poems

114

The Swiss Emigrant

117

Midnight Thoughts

122

To the Memory of the late Rev. Gilbert Wakefield

125

On seeing the Sun shine in at my Window for the first Time in the Year

127

On seeing Blenheim Castle

130

Ode to Ludlow Castle

132

Necessity

137