Poems (Barbauld)

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POEMS.

 

Hæc sat erit, Divæ, vestrum cecinisse poetam,

Dum sedet, et gracili fiscellam texit hibisco.

 

THE THIRD EDITION, CORRECTED.

 

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR JOSEPH JOHNSON, IN ST, PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.

MDCCLXXIII.


T O


THE RIGHT HONOURABLE


LADY MARY WEST,


THESE POEMS


ARE RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED


BY HER LADYSHIP'S OBLIGED


AND MOST OBEDIENT SERVANT,


Warrington,
Dec. 1st. 1772.
ANNA LÆTITIA AIKIN.


CONTENTS.

Page

CORSICA.
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1.
The Invitation, to Miss B----.
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13.
The Groans of the Tankard.
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25.
On the Backwardness of the Spring 1771.
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31.
Verses written in an Alcove.
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33.
The Mouse's Petition.
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37.
To Mrs. P--------, with Drawings of Birds and Insects.
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41.
Characters.
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49.
On a Lady's Writing.
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52.
Hymn to Content.
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53.
To Wisdom.
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57.
The Origin of Song-Writing.
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59.
Songs.
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66.
Delia, an Elegy.
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82.
Ovid to his Wife.
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88.
To a Lady, with painted Flowers.
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95.
Ode to Spring.
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97.
Verses on Mrs. Rowe.
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101.
To Miss R----, on her Attendance upon her Mother at Buxton.
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104.
On the Death of Mrs. Jennings.
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107.
Hymns.
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110.
An Address to the Deity.
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125.
A Summer Evening's Meditation.
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131.


This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.