Literary Birthday – 20 June – Anna Laetitia Barbauld

Anna Laetitia Barbauld was born 20 June 1743, and died 9 March 1825.

Five Quotes

  1. The most characteristic mark of a great mind is to choose some one important object, and pursue it for life.
  2. Nobody ought to be too old to improve.
  3. The dead of midnight is the noon of thought.
  4. You speak of beginning the education of your son. The moment he was able to form an idea his education was already begun. . .
  5. If an author would have us feel a strong degree of compassion, his characters must not be too perfect.

Anna Laetitia Barbauld was a prominent English poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, and children’s author. She wrote Eighteen Hundred and Eleven.

Source for image: UPenn digital archive, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 19th June 2017