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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 142

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Author

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

Title

The Works of Anna Laetitia Barbauld. With a memoir by Lucy Aikin. 2 vol.

Imprint

New York : G. & C. Carvill, etc., 1826.

Physical description

2 v. ; 19 cm

Citation

Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 18.

Call number

WPRP 142.

Notes

Includes Advertisement.

Epigraph

Bright-eyed Fancy hovering o’er
Scatters from her pictured urn
Thoughts that breathe and words that burn.

Online copies

Volume I, Hathi Trust

Volume II, Hathi Trust

Contents

CONTENTS OF VOLUME I.

MEMOIR

13

POEMS.

The Invitation. To Miss B*****

51

The Groans of the Tankard

58

On the Backwardness of the Spring 1771

62

Verses written in an Alcove

64

The Mouse’s Petition

67

To Mrs. P********, with some drawings of birds and insects

70

Characters

75

An Inventory of the Furniture in Dr. Priestley’s Study

79

On the Deserted Village

82

Hymn to Content

83

To Wisdom

86

Songs

88

Ovid to his Wife

94

To a Lady, with some painted flowers

98

Ode to Spring

99

Epithalamium

102

To a Dog

104

To Miss R*****, on her attendance upon her mother at Buxton

105

On the Death of Mrs. Jennings

107

An Address to the Deity

109

A Summer Evening’s Meditation

112

The Epiphany

117

To Mr. Barbauld

121

Tomorrow

123

Lines placed over a Chimney-piece

124

What do the Futures speak of?--in answer to a question in the Greek grammar

125

Autumn. A fragment

127

To the Baron De Stonne, who had wished at the next transit of Mercury to find himself again between Mrs. La Borde and Mrs. B

129

Epistle to William Wilberforce, Esq., on the Rejection of the Bill for abolishing the Slave Trade, 1791

132

To Dr. Priestley

137

The Rights of Woman

138

Inscription for an Ice-house

140

An Autumnal Thought

142

To the Poor

144

Hymn

145

Washing-day

148

Verses inscribed on a pair of Screens

152

Peace and Shephard

153

On the death or [sic] Mrs. Martineau, senior

155

On a Portrait

157

Dirge

158

The Unknown God

160

Eternity

162

Ode to Remorse

163

Life

169

On the King’s Illness, 1811

171

A Thought on Death

173

Stanzas,--in the manner of Spenser

174

The First Fire

176

The Caterpillar

179

On the Death of the Princess Charlotte

181

The Wake of the King of Spain

183

The Baby-house

185

Lines written in a young Lady’s Album of different-coloured paper

187

To a Friend

188

Dejection

189

To Mr. Bowring, on his poetical translations from various languages

191

Fragment

192

Octogenary Reflections

193

The Death of the Virtuous

194

Hymns

195

Sabbath Hymns

213

CORRESPONDENCE.

 

Letters to Dr. Aikin

217

Letters to Miss E. Belsham, afterwards Mrs. Kenrick

256

Letters to Miss Dixon, afterwards Mrs. Beecroft

266

Letters to Mrs. J. Taylor

291

Letters to Miss Taylor, now Mrs. Reeve

299

Letters to Mrs. Carr

301

Letters to Mrs. Smith

304

Letters to Dr. and Mrs. Estlin

307

Letters to Mrs. Fletcher

316

Letter to Miss F.

322

Letter to --------------

323

CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.

 

MISCELLANEOUS PIECES.

The Hill of Science: A Vision

11

On Romances: An Imitation

17

Against Inconsistency in our Expectation

21

On Monastic Institutions

31

An Inquiry into those Kinds of Distress which excite agreeable Sensations:--With a Tale

46

Thoughts on the Devotional Taste, and on Sects and Establishments

60

The CurÈ of the Banks of the Rhone

82

Zephyrus and Flora

88

On Evil: A Rhapsody

90

Dialogue between Madame Cosmogunia and a Philosophical Inquirer of the Eighteenth Century

95

Letter of John Bull

104

Letter on Watering-places

110

On Education

118

On Prejudice

131

Dialogue in the Shades

144

Knowledge and her Daughter: A Fable

154

Remarks on Mr. Gilbert Wakefield’s Enquiry into the Expediency and Propriety of Public or Social Worship

157

LEGACY FOR YOUNG LADIES.

 

True Magicians

207

A Lecture on the Use of Words

216

The Pine and the Olive: a Fable

219

On Riddles

221

Enigma

230

The King in his Castle

231

On Female Studies

235

The Rich and the Poor: a Dialogue

244

Description of a curious Animal lately found in the Wilds of Derbyshire

252

On the Classics

254

Letter of a Young King

267

Verses written in the Leaves of an Ivory Pocket-book, presented to master T*****

272

On Plants

274

On a Portrait of a Lady and Two Children

278

Earth

280

On the Uses of History:

Letter I

283

Letter II

288

Letter III

295

Letter IV

301

Fashion: a Vision

311

To Miss D****

319

On the Birth of a Friend’s eldest Son

320

Epitaph on a Goldfinch

322

The Morning Repast

324

Description of Two Sisters

325

A Character

327

Pic-nic

328

Letter from Grimalkin to Selima

332

Petition of a Schoolboy to his Father

337

The River and the Brook: a Fable

341

The Lament: a Ballad

342

Allegory on Sleep

344

To *******, occasioned by his Poem on the Sun

348

A Hymn

349

On Friendship

351

Confidence and Modesty: a Fable

356

The Death-bed

358

A Dialogue of the Dead between Helen, and Madame Maintenon

360

On Expense

367