1856 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Anna Laetitia Barbauld

Samuel Rogers, in Table Talk (1856) 179-80.



Sitting with Madame D'Arblay [Fanny Burney] some weeks before she died, I said to her, "Do you remember those lines of Mrs. Barbauld's 'Life' which I once repeated to you?" "Remember them!" she replied; "I repeat them to myself every night before I go to sleep."