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LUCY AIKIN - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 72911

Writes disparagingly (or modestly) of her own verses. Autograph Note signed: "L Aikin", 4½x1 slip, affixed to 5¼x4½ sheet. In full: "Our two volumes will be the fat & lean rabbit after all, for the verse falls woefully short. Yours truly".

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LUCY AIKIN
Writes disparagingly (or modestly) of her own verses.
Autograph Note signed: "L Aikin", 4½x1 slip, affixed to 5¼x4½ sheet. In full: "Our two volumes will be the fat & lean rabbit after all, for the verse falls woefully short. Yours truly". Lucy Aikin (1781-1864) was part of a very talented English family. Her father, John Aikin, was a medical doctor and influential essayist and biographer. Her brother, Arthur Aikin, was a noted chemist and mineralogist. Her aunt, Anna Letitia Barbauld, was a poet, essayist and author of widely used children's primers, a woman whose outspoken radicalism offended English mores of the time but who has been rediscovered by modern feminist scholars. Lucy Aikin herself was best known as a historian. She published biographies of British monarchs Elizabeth I, James I and Charles I, and of other prominent persons. She helped preserve the memory of Anna Letitia Barbauld, Romantic poet and social reformer who was influential until her poem 1811, opposing Britain's war against Napoleon, turned opinion against her. Slightly soiled. Slightly rippled from mounting adhesive. Otherwise, fine condition.

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