Aikin Barbauld

1743 - 1825

A Quote by Anna Letitia (Aikin) Barbauld on chaos, college, darkness, planning, and water

Forgotten rimes, and college themes, Worm-eaten plans, and embryo schemes; A mass of heterogeneous matter. A chaos dark, nor land nor water.

Aikin Barbauld (1743 - 1825)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Anna Letitia (Aikin) Barbauld on life and mind

in

The most characteristic mark of a great mind is to choose some one important object, and pursue it for life.

Aikin Barbauld (1743 - 1825)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Anna Letitia (Aikin) Barbauld on death, thought, and wisdom

This dead of midnight is the noon of thought, And Wisdom mounts her zenith with the stars.

Aikin Barbauld (1743 - 1825)

Source: A Summer's Evening Meditation.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Anna Letitia (Aikin) Barbauld on age, difficulty, and sermons

It would be difficult to determine whether the age is growing better or worse; for I think our plays are growing like sermons, and our sermons like plays.

Aikin Barbauld (1743 - 1825)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Anna Letitia (Aikin) Barbauld on love and repentance

Of her scorn the maid repented, And the shepherd - of his love.

Aikin Barbauld (1743 - 1825)

Source: Leave Me, Simple Shepherd

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Anna Letitia (Aikin) Barbauld on society and solitude

Society than solitude is worse, And man to man is still the greatest curse.

Aikin Barbauld (1743 - 1825)

Source: Ovid to His Wife

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Anna Letitia (Aikin) Barbauld on death and friendship

When one by one our ties are torn, And friend from friend is snatched forlorn; When man is left alone to mourn, Oh! then how sweet it is to die!

Aikin Barbauld (1743 - 1825)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Anna Letitia (Aikin) Barbauld on laughter

We neither laugh alone, nor weep alone, why then should we pray alone?

Aikin Barbauld (1743 - 1825)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Anna Letitia (Aikin) Barbauld on love

in

We can only love what we know.

Aikin Barbauld (1743 - 1825)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Anna Letitia (Aikin) Barbauld on growth and soul

Man is the nobler growth our realms supply, And souls are ripened in our northern sky.

Aikin Barbauld (1743 - 1825)

Source: The Invitation.

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content