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Hannah More (2 February 1745 – 7 September 1833) was an English religious writer, Romantic and philanthropist. She can be said to have made three reputations in the course of her long life: as a poet and playwright in the circle of Johnson, Reynolds and Garrick, as a writer on moral and religious subjects, and as a practical philanthropist.

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  • ''The wretch who digs the mine for bread,
    Or ploughs, that others may be fed,
    Feels less fatigued than that decreed
    To him who cannot think or read.''
    Hannah More (1745-1833), British writer, reformer, philanthropist. Florio, pt. 1.
  • ''Small habits, well pursued betimes, May reach the dignity of crimes.''
    Hannah More (1745-1833), British writer, reformer, philanthropist. Florio, pt. 1, l. 77-8 (1786).
  • My plan of instruction is extremely simple and limited. They learn, on week-days, such coarse works as may fit them for servants. I allow of no writing for the poor. My object is not to make fanatics,...
    Hannah More (1745-1833), British writer, reformer, philanthropist. Letter, 1801, to the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The Letters of Hannah More (1925).
  • ''Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.''
    Hannah More (1745-1833), British writer, reformer, philanthropist. Letter, 1775, to her sister. The Letters of Hannah More (1925).
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