Barbauld, Anna Letitia (Aikin) (bärˈbôld) [key], 1743–1825, English poet and editor. In 1774 she married Rochemont Barbauld and with him opened a boarding school. Her Hymns in Prose for children, widely read and translated into several languages, was followed by Early Lessons (both 1781). She edited works of Collins, Akenside, and Richardson and the 50-volume edition of British Novelists with short biographies and critical notes.
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