Back to Mrs Barbauld
Mary W. meets Anna Barbauld — the 18th century literary star I had never heard of until last week — at a dinner party. Now I really have to read Mrs. B carefully. Also I love the title of Mary’s first book: Thoughts on the Education of Daughters: with Reflections on Female Conduct, in the More Important Duties of Life. In many ways, this could be the title for all her subsequent work. I feel like one of her daughters.