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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 129

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Author

Barbauld, Mrs. Anna Laetitia (1743-1825).

Title

The Female speaker; or, miscellaneous pieces, in prose and verse, selected from the best writers, and adapted to the use of young women.

Imprint

J. Johnson & Co, 1811.

Physical description

Rebound in half tree calf, red label. xii, 421, [1] p. ; 18 cm

Citation

Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 83.

Notes

Signed on title : Hephzibah Smith. WPRP 129.

Call number

WPRP 129.

Notes

Includes Preface of the Editor.

Epigraph

none

Online copies

CU Digital Library

Contents

CONTENTS.

BOOK I.

 

SELECT SENTENCES.

1

BOOK II.

MORAL AND DIDACTIC PIECES.

 

Religion

ECONOMY OF HUMAN LIFE.

16

Woman

ibid.

17

Vice and Virtue

FORDYCE.

19

Moral Sexes

ibid.

22

Proof of a future State from Analogy

ibid.

23

View of the different Stages of Life

ibid.

26

On Marriage

MRS. HANNAH MORE.

27

Flavia and Miranda

LAW’S CALL.

28

Inconsistency

ibid.

36

CÊlia, a Character

ibid.

36

Conduct and Behaviour

GREGORY.

38

Female Economy

MRS. HANNAH MORE.

39

Female Accomplishments

ibid.

41

Family Duties

MRS. CHAPONE.

42

On Sensibility

ibid.

44

A Comparison

POPE.

46

On Politeness

MISS TALBOT.

46

On Temper

POPE.

49

Advice to a Lady

LORD LYTTLETON.

49

Government of the Temper

MRS. CHAPONE.

53

Insufficiency of Beauty

POPE.

55

Virtuous Love

THOMSON.

56

Beauty dependent on Sentiment

ADVENTURER.

57

On good Nature

ibid.

61

On Amusement

FORDYCE.

67

Dissipation of the rising Generation

ibid.

69

Thoughts on Death.

REYNOLDS.

70

On Vanity and Affectation

LORD HALIFAX.

71

On Family Management

ibid.

75

A Climax

PRIOR.

77

On Conversation

DR. WATTS.

79

Stella’s Birthday

SWIFT.

80

Recollections

COWPER.

82

On Beauty

AKENSIDE.

84

Il Latte

JERNINGHAM.

85

Trust in God

YOUNG.

87

On Memory

ROGERS.

88

Coming of the Messiah

POPE.

89

Objects of Prayer

DR. JOHNSON.

90

How to make the most of Life

FAWCETT.

91

Qualities requisite in a Wife

DR. AIKIN.

94

The Country favourable to Health

ARMSTRONG.

97

Address to the Deity

MRS. BARBAULD.

98

BOOK III.

NARRATIVE PIECES.

 

The Judgment of Rhadamanthus

ADDISON.

101

Vision of Theodore

DR. JOHNSON.

105

Story of La Roche

MIRROR.

120

The Folly of disputing upon Trifles.

MISS EDGEWORTH.

132

Comparison of Watches

ibid.

134

A Party of Pleasure

RAMBLER.

136

Story of Flavilla

ADVENTURER.

141

A domestic Incident

ADVENTURER.

159

Female Fortitude

MELMOTH’S PLINY

160

Pliny to his Wife

ibid.

163

Baucis and Philemon

SWIFT.

163

The Country Parson and his Wife

WORLD.

169

The Race of Fashion

ibid.

173

The Dolphin of Hippo

MELMOTH’S PLINY.

178

An economical Project

DR. FRANKLIN.

181

A Week in the Country

WORLD.

186

The Ephemera

FREETHINKER.

192

A Party at Vauxhall

CONNOISSEUR.

195

A Petition to those who have the Superintendency of Education

DR. FRANKLIN.

201

BOOK IV.

DESCRIPTIVE AND PATHETIC.

 

Description of ancient Germany

GIBBON.

203

------------- -- Constantinople

ibid.

205

------------- -- Arabia

ibid.

211

The Horse and Camel

ibid.

212

Pillars of Sand in the Desert

BRUCE’S TRAVELS.

214

The Nile

THOMSON.

215

Breaking up of the Ice at Quebec

MRS. BROOK.

216

The Nightingale

GOLDSMITH’S ANIMATED NATURE.

217

The Lark

ibid.

218

The Farmyard

THOMSON.

218

North Cape

ACERBI’S TRAVELS.

219

Earthquake in Calabria

GOLDSMITH’S ANIMATED NATURE.

220

Progress of Sensations in the first Man

BUFFON.

224

Journey to Paris

WORLD.

228

The Cit’s Box.

CONNOISSEUR.

236

Lady Richard Russel

240

Too Much and too Little

WORLD.

242

Execution of Mary Queen of Scotland. ROBERTSON’S HISTORY OF SCOTLAND.

243

The Indian Philosopher

WATT’S LYRICS.

247

Description of the First Pair

MILTON.

249

On the Marriage Tie

ibid.

250

The Patriot’s Elysium

MONTGOMERY’S POEMS.

251

To a Friend on his Marriage.

ROGER’S PLEASURES OF MEMORY.

252

Nausicaa

POPE’S ODYSSEY.

253

On Sensibility

JERNINGHAM.

254

My Mary

COWPER.

255

Few happy Matches

WATT’S LYRICS.

257

The First Housewife

MILTON.

259

The Lamb

DYER’S FLEECE.

259

Sheep-washing

ibid.

260

Buxton Wells

DARWIN’S BOTANIC GARDEN.

261

Elegy on revisiting the Scenes of early Life.

FAWCETT’S POEMS.

262

The Prospect.

COWPER.

265

The Woodman

ibid.

267

The deserted Female

GOLDSMITH.

267

The Rose

COWPER.

269

The Child of Sorrow

LANGHORNE.

269

The Balloon

DARWIN’S BOTANIC GARDEN.

270

May Day

ibid.

271

On a Tree cut in Paper

WALLER.

272

The Pleasures of the Country

COWPER.

272

A Comparison

ibid.

275

The Grasshopper

COWLEY.

275

The Contrast

ibid.

276

Baucis and Philemon

GARTH’S OVID.

278

The Female Coterie

SWIFT.

283

The Friseur

BATH GUIDE.

286

A Comparison

POPE’S ILIAD.

288

A Winter Piece

DR. AIKIN.

288

Maternal Love

LUCY AIKIN.

289

A Mother to her waking Infant

290

Description of Italy

ADDISON.

292

A Prison Scene

DRYDEN.

292

Constancy

PRIOR.

293

Officious Love

ibid.

294

Monastic Gloom

POPE.

294

----------- Enthusiasm

ibid.

295

Jupiter and Europa

GARTH’S OVID.

295

Trees Characterized

SPENCER.

297

The Robin

THOMSON.

297

A Winter Evening

COWPER.

298

Address to the Creator

SHAFTESBURY.

300

Apostrophe to the Sun

ibid.

300

The Torrid and Frigid Zones

ibid.

301

Mountain Scenery

ibid.

303

BOOK V.

DIALOGUES.

 

Elder and younger Brother

MILTON’S COMUS.

305

Lady and Comus

ibid.

310

Lord and Lady Townly

PROVOKED HUSBAND.

314

Agib and Secander

COLLINS.

321

The Dirge

GAY.

323

Imogen and Pisanio

SHAKESPEARE.

328

Ferdinand and Miranda

ibid.

330

Portia and Brutus

ibid.

333

Orlando and Rosalind

ibid.

336

Lear and Cordelia

ibid.

340

Alicia and Jane Shore

ROWE.

342

Sterling and Mrs. Heidelberg

CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE.

346

Sterling, Lord Ogleby, and Canton

ibid.

347

Lord Ogleby, Sterling, Mrs. Heidelberg, Miss Sterling, Fanny, and Canton.

CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE.

348

Calista and Sciolto

ROWE.

352

Lady Townly, Mrs. Trusty, and Poundage

PROVOKED HUSBAND.

355

Captain Absolute and Faulkland

THE RIVALS.

358

Katherine summoned before the High Commission Court

SHAKESPEARE.

365

Jaffier and Belvidera

OTWAY.

369

BOOK VI.

EPISTLES.

 

To the Rev. William Unwin

COWPER.

372

To the Same

ibid.

374

To Mrs. Cowper

ibid.

376

To the Rev. William Unwin

ibid.

377

To the Same

ibid.

380

To the Same

ibid.

382

To the Rev. John Newton

ibid.

385

To Lady Hesketh

ibid.

387

To the Same

ibid.

390

To the Same

ibid.

394

To the Same

ibid.

396

To the Same

ibid.

398

To the Same

ibid.

400

To the Same

ibid.

401

To the Rev. John Newton

ibid.

404

To Lady Hesketh

ibid.

406

To Mr. Walpole

GRAY.

408

To Mr. Wharton

ibid.

410

To Mr. Nicholls

ibid.

411

To the Countess of ---------

LADY M. W. MONTAGUE.

413

To the Lady R-----

ibid.

418

To the Same

ibid.

419