Helen Maria Williams
Helen Maria Williams 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 favorably portrayed in a 1787 poem by William Wordsworth, but (especially at the height of the French Revolution) she was portrayed by other writers as irresponsibly politically radical and even as sexually wanton.
She was born to a Scottish mother, Helen Hay, and a Welsh army ... more »
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- The Bastille: A Vision
- Ode to Peace
- Lines To Helen
- Sonnet to Peace of Mind
- Sonnet on Reading Burns' Mountain Daisy
- On the Bill Which Was Passed in England ...
- An Address to Poetry
- Sonnet to Hope
- An American Tale
- Sonnet To Disappointment
- To The Baron De Humboldt,
- To Sensibility
- Peruvian Tales: Zilia, Tale III
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