William McCarthy

Standard Name: McCarthy, William

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Literary responses Anna Letitia Barbauld
Recently William McCarthy has pronounced this poem seldom matched for conceptual density. (He cites as its peers in this respect Johnson 's The Vanity of Human Wishes and Ann Yearsley 's Addressed to Ignorance.)
McCarthy, William. Anna Letitia Barbauld, Voice of the Enlightenment. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
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Literary responses Anna Letitia Barbauld
ALB was a presence in the early poetry of Wordsworth and Coleridge , though they later distanced themselves from her so emphatically. Her work appeared in magazines in the USA before the end of the...
Literary responses Hester Lynch Piozzi
HLP persistently denigrated herself as a poet, probably for reasons of gender, calling her verses trifling, nonsense, or trash. Thraliana remains the nearest thing to a collected edition of her poetry, but by the time...
Literary responses Anna Letitia Barbauld
William Enfield quoted eight lines from Aikin (as Our Poetess) in dedicating his very popular anthology The Speaker, designed for the teaching of elocution, to the head of Warrington Academy . Her volume...
Literary responses Anna Letitia Barbauld
The young Samuel Rogers sent enthusiastic praise; he said he found ALB 's style easily recognisable. The Monthly Review and Analytical Review were equally laudatory, while, predictably, conservative voices expressed disgust. A country clergyman sent...
Textual Features Anna Letitia Barbauld
ALB grounds her specific political aims in general principles about the nature of patriotism and the moral individual's relation to that entity called our country. To her the idea which most nations have entertained, that...
Textual Production Anna Letitia Barbauld
A recently-discovered later manuscript adds 80 lines to the form of this poem (which William McCarthy calls touching though metrically immature) that was known from its original printing.
McCarthy, William. Anna Letitia Barbauld, Voice of the Enlightenment. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
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Textual Production Anna Letitia Barbauld
It is reproduced in William McCarthy 's biography.
McCarthy, William. Anna Letitia Barbauld, Voice of the Enlightenment. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
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