The most characteristic mark of a great mind is to choose some one important object, and pursue it for life.
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|Birth:||20th June, 1743|
|Death:||9th March, 1825|
|Profession:||Critic, Editor, Essayist, Poet, Teacher, Writer|
Anna Laetitia Barbauld was born at Kibworth Harcourt in Leicestershire. She was a prominent English poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, and children's author. She was a noted teacher at the Palgrave Academy and an innovative children's writer; her primers provided a model for pedagogy for more than a century. Barbauld was also a literary critic, and her anthology of 18th-century British novels helped establish the canon as known today. Barbauld's career as a poet ended abruptly in 1812 with the publication of Eighteen Hundred and Eleven, which criticized Britain's participation in the Napoleonic Wars.
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