Anna Letitia Barbauld : Selected Poetry and Prose / Edition 1

Anna Letitia Barbauld : Selected Poetry and Prose / Edition 1

by Anna Letitia Barbauld, Elizabeth Kraft
     
 

At her death in 1825, Anna Letitia Barbauld was considered one of the great writers of her time. Distinguished as a poet and essayist, she was also in innovator in children's literature, an eloquent supporter of liberal politics, and a literary critic of stature. This edition includes a generous selection of her poetry and the first comprehensive body of her prose

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At her death in 1825, Anna Letitia Barbauld was considered one of the great writers of her time. Distinguished as a poet and essayist, she was also in innovator in children's literature, an eloquent supporter of liberal politics, and a literary critic of stature. This edition includes a generous selection of her poetry and the first comprehensive body of her prose in more than a century, with essays—some never before reprinted—on literature, religion, education, prejudice, women's fashions, and class conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551112411
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
09/24/2001
Series:
Broadview Literary Texts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
522
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Anna Letitia Barbauld: A Brief Chronology
Abbreviations of Titles Cited in the Notes
A Note on the Text
1. An Address to the Deity
2. To Mrs P[riestley], with some Drawings of Birds and Insects
3. The Invitation: To Miss B*****
4. To Dr. Aikin on his Complaining that she neglected him, October 20th 1768
5. Corsica
6. On the Death of Mrs. Jennings
7. On the Backwardness of the Spring 1771
8. The Mouse's Petition
9. An Inventory of the Furniture in Dr. Priestley's Study
10. Song I
11. Song V
12. To Wisdom
13. Hymn II
14. Hymn V
15. The Groans of the Tankard
16. Verses written in an Alcove
17. Hymn to Content
18. Ode to Spring
19. To a Lady, with some painted Flowers
20. Verses on Mrs. Rowe
21. A Summer Evening's Meditation
22. Hymn VI
23. To Mr. Barbauld, November 14, 1778
24. Love and Time
25. Lines to be spoken by Thomas Denman, on the Christmas before his Birthday, when he was four years old
26. Written on a Marble
27. A School Eclogue
28. Autumn: A Fragment
29. To the Baron de Stonne, who had wished at the next Transit of Mercury to find Himself again between Mrs. Laborde and Mrs. B[arbauld]
30. Epistle to Dr. Enfield, on his Revisiting Warrington in 1789
31. Epistle to William Wilberforce, Esq. on the Rejection of the Bill for Abolishing the Slave Trade
32. The Apology of the Bishops, in Answer to "Bonner's Ghost"
33. The Rights of Woman
34. Hymn VII
35. To a Great Nation
36. To Dr. Priestley, Dec. 29, 1792
37. Hymn: "Ye are the salt of the earth"
38. To the Poor
39. Inscription for an Ice-House
40. To Mr. S.T. Coleridge
41. Washing-Day
42. To a Little Invisible Being who is expected soon to become Visible
43. On the Death of Mrs. Martineau
44. [Lines for Anne Wakefield on her Wedding to Charles Rochemont Aikin, with a Pair of Chimney Ornaments in the Figures of two Females seated with open Books]
45. West End Fair
46. The Pilgrim
47. Dirge: Written November 1808
48. On the King's Illness
49. Eighteen Hundred and Eleven, a Poem
50. Life
51. A Thought on Death
52. The First Fire
53. The Caterpillar
54. On the Death of the Princess Charlotte
55. The Baby-House
56. Lines written at the Close of the Year
57. Against Inconsistency in our Expectations
58. An Enquiry into those Kinds of Distress which Excite agreeable Sensations
59. Thoughts on the Devotional Taste, on Sects, and on Establishments
60. Hymns in Prose for Children
61. An Address to the Opposers of the Repeal of the Corporation and Test Acts
62. Fashion, a Vision
63. Pieces from Evenings at Home: The Young Mouse. A Fable, Things by their Right Names, The Four Sisters
64. Sins of Government, Sins of the Nation; or, a Discourse for the Fast, Appointed on April 19, 1793
65. What Is Education?
66. On Prejudice
67. Thoughts on the Inequality of Conditions
68. Letter from Grimalkin to Selima
69. from "Life of Samuel Richardson with Remarks on his Writings"
70. from The British Novelists: On the Origin and Progress of Novel-Writing
71. from Fielding: Johnson, Mrs. Inchbald, Mrs. Charlotte Smith, Miss Burney, Mrs. Radcliffe
72. [Letter to the Gentleman's Magazine in Defense of Maria Edgeworth's Tale, "The Dun"]
73. Dialogue in the Shades
74. On Female Studies
Appendix A: from Elizabeth Carter, The Works of Epictetus
Appendix B: The Debate on Repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts, 1787-1790
Appendix C: The Royal Proclamation of a Fast in April 1793
Appendix D: The British Novelists: Predecessors, Contents, Allusions
Sources of the Texts
Bibliography

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