Poems (1773)

Includes transcriptions, photo reproductions of the original volume, critical apparatus, & a "Poem Web," featuring detailed commentary & contextual materials for "On a Lady's Writing."

"To Wisdom," by Anna Laetitia Aikin

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Dona præsentis rape lætus horæ, ac
Linque severa.

                          

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Poems by Anna Laetitia Aikin

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  POEMS.


HÆC SAT ERIT, DIVÆ, VESTRUM CECINISSE POETAM,
DUM SEDET, ET GRACILI FISCELLAM TEXIT HIBISCO.

VIRGIL.



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"On the Backwardness of the Spring 1771," by Anna Laetitia Aikin

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   Estatem increpitans seram, zephyrosque morantes.
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"Songs," by Anna Laetitia Aikin

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  COME here fond youth, whoe'er thou be,
  That boasts to love as well as me ;
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"The Origin of Song-Writing," by Anna Laetitia Aikin

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Mary Wollstonecraft, Preface to _The Female Reader_

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           It is universally allowed that many poems, tales, and allegories, are scattered through our best authors, particularly calculated to affect a young heart and improve an opening understanding, which the gay and thoughtless seldom have patience to look for, or discernment to select; and many collections have been made, in order to present in one point of view the most useful passages of many volumes, where various other subjects are mixed that were only written for minds matured by experience.
   

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