Who is Amelia Opie

Amelia Opie, née Alderson (12 November 1769 – 2 December 1853), was an English author who published numerous novels in the Romantic Period of the early 19th century, through 1828. Opie was also a leading abolitionist in Norwich. When 187,000 names were presented to the British Parliament as a petition from women to stop slavery, Amelia Opie's name was the first.

Early life and influences She was born Amelia Alderson, the daughter of James Alderson, a physician, and Amelia Briggs of Norwich, England. She was a cousin of notable judge Edward Hall Alderson, with whom she corresponded throughout her life, and also a cousin of notable artist Henry Perronet Briggs.

Miss Alderson had inherited radical principles and was an ardent admirer ...
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Amelia Opie Poems

  • Song. Low Hung The Dark Clouds
    LOW hung the dark clouds on Plinlimmon's tall peak,
    And slowly, yet surely, the winter drew near;
    When Ellen, sweet Ellen, a tear on her cheek,
    Exclaimed as we parted, 'In May I'll be here.' ...
  • To Lorenzo
    Go, distant shores and brighter conquests seek,
    But my affection will your scorn survive!
    For not from radiant eyes or crimson cheek
    My fondness I, or you your power derive;-- ...
  • Song.
    I am wearing away like the snow in the sun,
    I am wearing away from the pain in my heart;
    But ne'er shall he know, who my peace has undone,
    How bitter, how lasting, how deep is my smart. ...
  • Song. While Many A Fond
    WHILE many a fond and blooming maid
    Attempts thy heart to gain;
    And, by thy fatal smile betrayed,
    Thinks not she strives in vain: ...
  • Song
    I am wearing away like the snow in the sun,
    I am wearing away from the pain in my heart;
    But ne'er shall he know, who my peace has undone,
    How bitter, how lasting, how deep is my smart. ...
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Comments about Amelia Opie

  • M_shelley_king: a letter from amelia opie--not, of course addressed to me, but john knew i'd like it!
  • Yianniseinstein: john opie (16 may 1761 – 9 april 1807) was a cornish historical and portrait painter-amelia opie by john opie.
  • Yianniseinstein: john opie (16 may 1761 – 9 april 1807) was a cornish historical and portrait painter-amelia opie by john opie.
  • Norwichcastle: amelia opie (1769-1853) was writer, philanthropist and abolitionist who gave her name to the street which faces us across castle meadow. she published her first novel at 21, did charitable work for the poor and co-founded a women's anti-slavery society.
  • Norfolkmagazine: as international women’s day is celebrated in norfolk we look at the major, unsung contribution made by norwich author and anti-slavery campaigner amelia opie
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