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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  • Socialsciencec2: helen maria williams was a british poet, remaining in france during the revolution. surprisingly she participated in literary salons at a time when it was frown on for women to be political
  • Q_ueering: "the night is dark, the waters deep, yet soft the billows roll; alas! at every breeze i weep — the storm is in my soul." - a song, helen maria williams
  • Culham_mark: helen maria williams how delightful a transition i will find in the picture of social happiness which switzerland presents! i shall no longer see liberty profaned and violated;- here she smiles upon the hills, and decorates the valleys, and finds, in the uncorrupted simplicity
  • Culham_mark: helen maria williams basel time dinner is served when it is noon by the clocks of the city, which, for several centuries past, have kept the vanguard of time, and for some reason, forgotten in the lapse of ages, probably because not worth being remembered,
  • Culham_mark: helen maria williams during the period of that new species of tyranny which assumed the name of revolutionary government, i was not merely involved in the common danger which threatened every individual in france, but had claims to particular proscription. it was not only
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Tyranny.
 by Sidney Lanier

'Spring-germs, spring-germs,
I charge you by your life, go back to death.
This glebe is sick, this wind is foul of breath.
Stay: feed the worms.

'Oh! every clod
Is faint, and falters from the war of growth
And crumbles in a dreary dust of sloth,
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