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Anna Letitia Barbauld
(1743-1825) born on
Jun 20
English poet, writer. She was one of the foremost radical intellectual women of her time; edited the fifty volumes of "The British Novelists," 1810.
         
   
F
You speak of beginning the education of your son. The moment he was able to form an idea his education was already begun. . . .

R
The dead of midnight is the noon of thought.
A
The most characteristic mark of a great mind is to choose some one important object, and pursue it for life
N
It would be difficult to determine whether the age is growing better or worse; for I think our plays are growing like sermons, and our sermons like plays.
K
When one by one our ties are torn,
And friend from friend is snatched forlorn;
When man is left alone to mourn,
Oh! then how sweet it is to die!
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "On Education," "Miscellaneous Pieces in Prose," 1773.
R: "Poems," 1792.
A: "Expectations," "Miscellaneous Pieces in Prose," 1773.
N: Letter to Miss E. Belshan, later Mrs. Kenrick, 1 7 Feb 1771; "The Works of Anna Letitia Barbauld," Vol. I, 1826.
K: "A Thought on Death."
   


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