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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Top 10 most used topics by Helen Maria Williams

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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  • Sheilaromano1: myrlie evers-williams, rbg, rosa parks, patsy mink, maya angelou, helen keller, harriet tubman, maria tallchief, sarah winnemucca
  • Musicrecbot: take a listen to: sonnet to hope by helen maria williams
  • Irishaggers: a very london scene with a red double decker bus in the distance & an elegant parade. sicilian avenue is just off southampton row where my screenplay about helen maria williams begins. i was following in her footsteps when i took this photo, altho, this hadn’t been built yet.
  • Everybookbot: a book about british: helen maria williams and the age of revolution by deborah kennedy (2002)
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The Human Abstract
 by William Blake

Pity would be no more,
If we did not make somebody Poor;
And Mercy no more could be.
If all were as happy as we;

And mutual fear brings peace;
Till the selfish loves increase.
Then Cruelty knits a snare,
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