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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Anna Letitia Barbauld (1743–1825)

Barbauld, Anna Lætitia. An English poet and essayist; born at Kibworth-Harcourt, Leicestershire, in 1743; died at Stoke Newington, March 9, 1825. She was well educated, and numbered among her friends many famous authors, including Sir Walter Scott and Wordsworth. Her first poems (1773) went through four editions in one year. She wrote: ‘Early Lessons for Children’ (about 1774); ‘Devotional Pieces’ (1775); ‘Hymns in Prose for Children’ (1776), translated into many languages; ‘Eighteen Hundred and Eleven,’ her longest effort (1811); and prepared an edition of the best English novels in fifty volumes. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).