1830 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Anna Laetitia Barbauld

George Barrell Cheever, in Studies in Poetry ... A copious Collection of Elegant Extracts (1830) 334.



Mrs. Barbauld has adorned the circle of English literature by her writings, hardly less than she has that of private life by her sincere piety and her many domestic virtues. Her poetry is pleasing in its character and excellent in its influence. It is full of good sense and plain benevolence of feeling, without being destitute of fancy. Some of her pieces display a delightful humour, and some are truly pathetic.