Poems

Creator

Date

1773

Identifier

de Beer Ec 1773 B

Type

Publisher

London: Printed for Joseph Johnson

Abstract

Poet, essayist, and educationist, Anna Laetitia Barbauld (1743-1825), was a member of the eighteenth-century Bluestockings, a community of women writers and intellectuals. Barbauld shared an interest in science with her physician-brother, John, as demonstrated in her poem dedicated to Joseph Priestley, ‘The Mouse’s Petition’. This poem, written from the perspective of the mouse found in one of Dr Priestley’s traps, presents a veiled plea for social justice in an oppressive society.

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Citation

[Anna Barbauld], “Poems,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 22, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10176.