Anna Letitia Barbauld Quotes

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Anna Letitia Barbauld Quotes

You, that have toiled during youth, to set your son upon higher ground, and to enable him to begin where you left off, do not expect that son to be what you were, - diligent, modest, active, simple in his tastes, fertile in resources. You have put him under quite a different master. Poverty educated you; wealth will educate him. You cannot suppose the result will be the same.
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The dead of midnight is the noon of thought.

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But every act in consequence of our faith, strengthens faith.

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

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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!

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Children have almost an intuitive discernment between the maxims you bring forward for their use, and those by which you direct your own conduct.

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Happy is he to whom, in the maturer season of life, there remains one tried and constant friend ...

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While Genius was thus wasting his strength in eccentric flights, I saw a person of a very different appearance, named Application.

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We can only love what we know.

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Young gentlemen, who are to display their knowledge to the world, should have every motive of emulation, should be formed into regular classes, should read and dispute together, should have all the honors, and, if one may say so, the pomp of learning set before them, to call up their ardor. It is their business, and they should apply to it as such.

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The first pale blossom of the unripened year.

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You, that have toiled during youth, to set your son upon higher ground, and to enable him to begin where you left off, do not expect that son to be what you were, - diligent, modest, active, simple in his tastes, fertile in resources. You have put him under quite a different master. Poverty educated you; wealth will educate him. You cannot suppose the result will be the same.

— Anna Letitia Barbauld

If an author would have us feel a strong degree of compassion, his characters must not be too perfect.

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Time deals gently with me; and though I feel that I descend, the slope is easy ...

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