Anna Laetitia Barbauld

Mrs. Barbauld

B. 1743—D. 1825.—George II.—George III.—George IV.

Anna Letitia Aikin, daughter of Dr. Aikin, a writer and literary man.  Mrs. Barbauld was the first writer of really appropriate stories for very young children, and her Children's Hymns in Prose  will probably be known as long as the English language lasts.