Note, A Summer Evening's Meditation

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Poems 1773, Edited by Lisa Vargo and Allison Muri
One of Barbauld's most influential poems, "A Summer Evening's Meditation" was imitated by Wordsworth. McCarthy and Kraft (270n) point out that women's interest in astronomy was encouraged in Hester Chapone's Letters on the Improvement of the Mind (1773).

Published @ RC

April 2000