Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mrs. Barbauld” in chapter 20 of George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor:

...ut it. But in this world we must not be like the good old lady, who asked at the bookseller's shop for the smallest-sized Bible with the largest-sized print. And apropos of this, did you ever read Mrs. Barbauld 's Essay on Inconsistent Expectations? It is a little harsh and uncomfortable in its tone, but there is a cruel wisdom in it about education, which often comes up to plague me. . . . . I have always...

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