Helen Maria Williams

(1761 - 15 December 1827 / England)

Quotations

  • ''In each event of life, how clear
    Thy ruling hand I see!
    Each blessing to my soul more dear,
    Because conferred by Thee.''
    Helen Maria Williams (18th century), hymn-writer. Published in The Sacred Harp (1991). "While thee I seek, protecting Pow'r," l. 9-12 (1790).
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The Bastille: A Vision

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"Drear cell! along whose lonely bounds,
Unvisited by light,
Chill silence dwells with night,
Save where the clanging fetter sounds!
Abyss, where mercy never came,
Nor hope the wretch can find;
Where long inaction wastes the frame,

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