Anna Letitia Barbauld
Standard Name: Barbauld, Anna Letitia
Birth Name: Anna Letitia Aikin
Married Name: Anna Letitia Barbauld
Pseudonym: A Dissenter
Pseudonym: A Volunteer
Pseudonym: Bob Short
Used Form: Mrs Barbauld
Used Form: Anna Laetitia Barbauld
ALB , writing and publishing in the late eighteenth and the early nineteenth century, was a true woman of letters, an important poet, revered as mouthpiece or laureate for Rational Dissent. Her ground-breaking work on literary, political, social, and other intellectual topics balances her still better-known pedagogical works and writings for the very young. During her lifetime an extraordinary revolution in public opinion made her vilified as markedly as she had been revered.
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|death||Hester Mulso Chapone||
Anna Letitia Barbauld wrote her obituary for the Monthly Magazine.
|Education||Mary Louisa Molesworth||
Educated privately at home, MLM could not remember a time before she could read, nor any time when reading stories was not my greatest delight.
She began formal learning with her mother. She read...
Green, Roger Lancelyn. Mrs. Molesworth. Bodley Head, 1961.
It is not clear whether ML shared her brother Charles's contempt for didactic children's books which stuff the child with insignificant & vapid knowledge instead of appealing to the imagination, which BLIGHTS & BLASTS...
|Education||Mary Cowden Clarke||
MCC later remembered her responsibility, when very young, of escorting her two next younger brothers to their school.
Unlike them, she began her education at home. She writes fondly about the rich array of...
Clarke, Mary Cowden. My Long Life. Dodd, Mead, 1896.
|Education||Frances Power Cobbe|
They seem to have made some stops on the way, since Mary says they travelled across a country loud with celebrations of George III's Jubilee (whose date was 25 October). At this school, where other...
At probably four years old AM read Anna Letitia Barbauld 's Lessons for Children (a composite title for her various books for the very young). With her reader Anne Caldwell, Barbauld achieved her aim of...
Until the age of eleven, Elizabeth was taught at home by her Aunt Hannah Lumb . As befitting the Unitarian emphasis on personal freedom and rationality, she read widely, and was encouraged to make her...
|Education||Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck||
Her home learning had begun well before this: a very early text in her life was Anna Letitia Barbauld 's Hymns in Prose for Children, which her mother used to read with her.
Schimmelpenninck, Mary Anne. Life of Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck. Hankin, Christiana C.Editor , Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1858.
|Education||Anna Brownell Jameson||
Anna was educated by Miss Yokeley , a governess, who taught her French. After the departure of Miss Yokeley, some time between 1803 and 1806, Anna acted as governess to her sisters. She also taught...
LA was educated at home by her mother. Because she did not learn to read as quickly as others in the family, her grandmother (who fondly remembered the unequalled early brilliance of her own daughter,...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Hester Mulso Chapone||
The shock was terrible to her; her long-continued grief and mourning would be thought by many people exaggerated. There were rumours that she had not been happy in her marriage. These were vigorously denied by...
8 May 1769
The independence struggle of Corsica against the Republic of Genoa ended in defeat by the French at Pontenuovo.
January 1781-December 1782
The Lady's Poetical Magazine, or Beauties of British Poetry appeared, published by James Harrison in four half-yearly numbers; it is arguable whether or not it kept the first number's promise of generous selections of work...