1791 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Anna Laetitia Barbauld

Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger, in The Female Geniad; a Poem ... written at the Age of Thirteen (1791) 5.



Hear Barbauld's voice; whose rapt'ring songs supply
With endless source the intellectual eye:
Rapt in irradiant Meditation's robe,
She rambles o'er the bounties of the globe;
How sweet she paints the golden days of youth,
Leads on to learning, and attracts to truth:
Thou risest Warrington; no more unsung;
For there her lyre delighting Barbauld hung.