Anna L. Barbauld
1743 – 1825 A.D.
Anna Laetitia Barbauld, an English writer. She displayed unusual talent as a child, and her early education was directed with care by her father, the Rev. John Aikin, a Unitarian minister.
In 1773 she published a volume of her poems, which the same year ran through four editions.
In 1774 she married the Rev. Rochemont Barbauld.
During her long life she wrote the life of Richardson, the novelist, and edited Akenside’s Pleasures of the Imagination and Collins’s Odes and a collection of the British Novelists, with memoirs and criticisms.
Her writings are distinguished for their pure moral tone, simplicity, and earnestness, and her books for children are among the best of their class.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.