Who is Helen Maria Williams



Helen Maria Williams, 1816 Helen Maria Williams (17 June 1759 – 15 December 1827) was a British novelist, poet, and translator of French-language works. A religious dissenter, she was a supporter of abolitionism and of the ideals of the French Revolution; she was imprisoned in Paris during the Reign of Terror, but nonetheless spent much of the rest of her life in France.

A controversial figure in her own time, the young Williams was favourably por...
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Helen Maria Williams Poems

  • Peru. Canto The Fourth
    THE ARGUMENT.

    Almagro's expedition to Chili - his troops suffer great hardships from cold, in crossing the Andes - they reach Chili - the Chilese make a brave resistance - the revolt of the Peruvians in Cuzco - they are led on by Manco-Capac, the successor of Ataliba - his parting with Cora, his wife - the Peruvians regain half their city - Almagro leaves Chili - to avoid the Andes, he crosses a vast desert - his troops can find no water - the rest divide in two bands - Alphonso leads the second band, which soon reaches a fertile valley - the Spaniards observe the natives are employed in searching the streams for gold - they resolve to attack them.
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  • Peru. Canto The Second
    THE ARGUMENT.

    Pizarro, a Spanish Captain, lands with his forces - his meeting with Ataliba - its unhappy consequences - Zorai dies - Ataliba imprisoned, and strangled - Alzira's despair, and madness.
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  • Peru. Canto The Third
    THE ARGUMENT.

    Pizarro takes possession of Cuzco - the fanaticism of Valverde, a Spanish priest - its dreadful effects - A Peruvian priest put to the torture - his daughter's distress - he is rescued by Las Casas, an amiable Spanish ecclesiastic, and led to a place of safety, where he dies - his daughter's narration of her sufferings - her death.
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  • An American Tale
    "Ah! pity all the pangs I feel,
    If pity e'er ye knew;--
    An aged father's wounds to heal,
    Thro' scenes of death I flew. ...
  • Edwin And Eltruda, A Legendary Tale
    Mark it, Cesario, it is old and plain;
    The spinsters and the knitters in the sun,
    And the free maids, that weave their thread with bones
    Do use to chant it. It is silly, sooth, ...
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Tear 49 Soul 47 Heart 41 Love 38 I Love You 38 Dear 35 Bright 35 Earth 33 Spirit 33 Soft 33


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  • Hn_malcolm: it's been a while since i've read what helen maria williams wrote, and so i don't remember if she describes how big the chunk of rubble was, but sometimes i imagine it as this great big stone weighing down the poor governess's neck, & sometimes i see it as just a tiny pebble.
  • Musicrecbot: take a listen to: the complaint of the goddess of the glaciers to doctor darwin by helen maria williams
  • Nctyrrell: lab hold central christine banks - lab - 1,209 katie maria burgess - con - 135 keenan reece clough - sdp - 51 helen margaret dietz - ld - 194 martyn paul madeley - green - 498 bethan hazel williams - lib - 33
  • Accessoriness_: thoughts while copyediting footnotes. can you imagine being asked to review a book and then the editor allowing you to go on this bonkers rant about someone who was not the author? (anti-jacobin review 30 april 1798). stone is helen maria williams btw.
  • Sheilaromano1: myrlie evers-williams, rbg, rosa parks, patsy mink, maya angelou, helen keller, harriet tubman, maria tallchief, sarah winnemucca
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Sonnet Lii: What? Dost Thou Mean
 by Michael Drayton

What? Dost thou mean to cheat me of my heart?
To take all mine and give me none again?
Or have thine eyes such magic or that art
That what they get they ever do retain?
Play not the tyrant, but take some remorse;
Rebate thy spleen, if but for pity's sake;
Or, cruel, if thou canst not, let us 'scourse,
And, for one piece of thine, my whole heart take.
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