Helen Maria Williams
Peruvian Tales: Cora, Tale Iv by Helen Maria Williams

Peruvian Tales: Cora, Tale Iv by Helen Maria Williams

ALMAGRO'S expedition to Chili--His troops suffer great hardships from cold, in crossing the Andes--They reach Chili--The Chilians make a brave resistance--The revolt of the ...

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Song by Helen Maria Williams

Song by Helen Maria Williams

I.Slow spreads the gloom my soul desires--The sun from India's shore retires--To EVAN'S banks with temp'rate ray,Home of my youth! he leads the day.O banks to me for ever dear!O ...

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Peruvian Tales: Cora, Tale Vi by Helen Maria Williams

Peruvian Tales: Cora, Tale Vi by Helen Maria Williams

The troops of ALMAGRO and ALPHONSO meet on the plain of CUZCO --. MANCO -CAPAC attacks them by nights--His army is defeated, and he is forced to fly with its scattered ...

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Sonnet On Reading Burns’ Mountain Daisy by Helen Maria Williams

Sonnet On Reading Burns’ Mountain Daisy by Helen Maria Williams

While soon the "garden's flaunting flowers" decay,And, scatter'd on the earth, neglected lie,The "Mountain Daisy," cherish'd by the rayA poet drew from heav'n, shall never die.Ah! ...

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An Address To Poetry by Helen Maria Williams

An Address To Poetry by Helen Maria Williams

I. While envious crowds the summit view,Where Danger with Ambition strays;Or far, with anxious step, pursuePale Av'rice, thro' his winding ways;The selfish passions in their ...

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Part Of An Irregular Fragment by Helen Maria Williams

Part Of An Irregular Fragment by Helen Maria Williams

I. Rise, winds of night! relentless tempests, rise!Rush from the troubled clouds, and o'er me roll!In this chill pause a deeper horror lies,A wilder fear appals my shudd'ring ...

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On The Bill Which Was Passed In England For Regulating The Slave-Trade by Helen Maria Williams

On The Bill Which Was Passed In England For Regulating The Slave-Trade by Helen Maria Williams

The hollow winds of night no moreIn wild, unequal cadence pour,On musing fancy's wakeful ear,The groan of agony severeFrom yon dark vessel, which containsThe wretch new bound in ...

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Peruvian Tales: Aciloe, Tale V by Helen Maria Williams

Peruvian Tales: Aciloe, Tale V by Helen Maria Williams

Character of ZAMOR , a bard--His passion for ACILOE , daughter of the Cazique who rules the valley--The Peruvian tribe prepare to defend themselves--A battle--The PERUVIANS are ...

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Euphelia by Helen Maria Williams

Euphelia by Helen Maria Williams

As roam'd a pilgrim o'er the mountain drear,On whose lone verge the foaming billows roar,The wail of hopeless sorrow pierc'd his ear,And swell'd at distance on the sounding ...

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Ode To Peace by Helen Maria Williams

Ode To Peace by Helen Maria Williams

I. She comes, benign enchantress, heav'n born PEACE!With mercy beaming in her radiant eye;She bids the horrid din of battle cease,And at her glance the savage passions die.'Tis ...

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Queen Mary’s Complaint by Helen Maria Williams

Queen Mary’s Complaint by Helen Maria Williams

I. Pale moon! thy mild benignant lightMay glad some other captive's sight;Bright'ning the gloomy objects nigh,Thy beams a lenient thought supply:But, O, pale moon! what ray of ...

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Sonnet To Hope by Helen Maria Williams

Sonnet To Hope by Helen Maria Williams

O, ever skilled to wear the form we love!To bid the shapes of fear and grief depart;Come, gentle Hope! with one gay smile removeThe lasting sadness of an aching heart.Thy voice, ...

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Sonnet To Mrs. Siddons by Helen Maria Williams

Sonnet To Mrs. Siddons by Helen Maria Williams

Siddons! the Muse, for many a joy refin'd,Feelings which ever seem too swiftly fled-For those delicious tears she loves to shed,Around thy brow the wreath of praise would bind-But ...

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Sonnet To The Moon by Helen Maria Williams

Sonnet To The Moon by Helen Maria Williams

The glitt'ring colours of the day are fled;Come, melancholy orb! that dwell'st with night,Come! and o'er earth thy wand'ring lustre shed,Thy deepest shadow, and thy softest ...

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Peruvian Tales: Zilia, Tale Iii by Helen Maria Williams

Peruvian Tales: Zilia, Tale Iii by Helen Maria Williams

PIZARRO takes possession of Cuzco--The fanaticism of VALVERDA , aSpanish priest--Its dreadful effects--A Peruvian priest put to the tor-ture--His Daughter's distress--He is ...

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Lines Written In An Album by Helen Maria Williams

Lines Written In An Album by Helen Maria Williams

OF THE BARONESS D' H---, TO HER TWO DAUGHTERS.BRIGHT nymphs, of NEWA'S banks the pride, Receive, before we part,For you, and your maternal guide, The wishes of my heart!Be ...

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Sonnet To Mrs. Bates by Helen Maria Williams

Sonnet To Mrs. Bates by Helen Maria Williams

Oh, thou whose melody the heart obeys,Thou who can'st all its subject passions move,Whose notes to heav'n the list'ning soul can raise,Can thrill with pity, or can melt with ...

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The Morai by Helen Maria Williams

The Morai by Helen Maria Williams

FAIR OTAHEITE , fondly blestBy him who long was doom'd to braveThe fury of the Polar wave,That fiercely mounts the frozen rockWhere the harsh sea-bird rears her nest,And learns ...

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An American Tale by Helen Maria Williams

An American Tale by Helen Maria Williams

"Ah! pity all the pangs I feel,If pity e'er ye knew;--An aged father's wounds to heal,Through scenes of death I flew."Perhaps my hast'ning steps are vain,Perhaps the warrior ...

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Peruvian Tales: Alzira, Tale Ii by Helen Maria Williams

Peruvian Tales: Alzira, Tale Ii by Helen Maria Williams

PIZARRO lands with the Forces--His meeting with ATALIBA --Its un-happy consequences--ZORAI dies--ATALIBA imprisoned, and strangled--Despair of ALZIRA . Flush'd with impatient ...

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Peruvian Tales: Alzira, Tale I by Helen Maria Williams

Peruvian Tales: Alzira, Tale I by Helen Maria Williams

Description of Peru, and of its Productions--Virtues of the People;and of their Monarch, ATALIBA --His love for ALZIRA --Their Nup-tials celebrated--Character of ZORAI , her ...

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Edwin And Eltrada, A Legendary Tale by Helen Maria Williams

Edwin And Eltrada, A Legendary Tale by Helen Maria Williams

Where the pure Derwent's waters glideAlong their mossy bed,Close by the river's verdant side,A castle rear'd its head.The antient pile by time is raz'd,Where gothic trophies ...

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Sonnet To Peace Of Mind by Helen Maria Williams

Sonnet To Peace Of Mind by Helen Maria Williams

Sweet Peace! ah, lead me from the thorny dale,Where desolate my wand'ring steps have fled;Far from the sunny paths which others tread,While youth enlivens, and while joys ...

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Sonnet To Love by Helen Maria Williams

Sonnet To Love by Helen Maria Williams

AH , Love! ere yet I knew thy fatal power,Bright glow'd the colour of my youthful days,As on the sultry zone the torrid rays,That paint the broad-leav'd plantain's glossy ...

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Lines Addressed To A.C. by Helen Maria Williams

Lines Addressed To A.C. by Helen Maria Williams

I. DEAR Babe, soft object of my care,Unseen, for whom I pour my pray'r;Unknown, yet priz'd all else above,The heir of my maternal love;Ah, let me hail, in simplest lay, Thy ...

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Hymn, Imitated From The French by Helen Maria Williams

Hymn, Imitated From The French by Helen Maria Williams

I. CALM all the tumults that invadeOur souls, and lend Thy pow'rful aid.O Source of Mercy! soothe our pains,And break, O break our cruel chains!To Thee the captive pours his ...

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The Scotch Ballad by Helen Maria Williams

The Scotch Ballad by Helen Maria Williams

Ah, EVAN, by thy winding streamHow once I lov'd to stray,And view the morning's redd'ning beam,Or charm of closing day!To yon dear grot by EVAN'S side,How oft my steps were ...

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Imitation Of Lines by Helen Maria Williams

Imitation Of Lines by Helen Maria Williams

ADDRESSED BY M. D--, A YOUNG MAN OF TWENTY- FOUR YEARS OF AGE, THE NIGHT BEFORE HISEXECUTION, TO A YOUNG LADY TO WHOM HE WAS ENGAGED.-1794.I.THE hour that calls to death is ...

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Sonnet To The Calbassia-Tree by Helen Maria Williams

Sonnet To The Calbassia-Tree by Helen Maria Williams

SUBLIME Calbassia! luxuriant tree,How soft the gloom thy bright-hued foliage throws!While from thy pulp a healing balsam flows,Whose power the suff'ring wretch from pain can ...

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Dulce Domum by Helen Maria Williams

Dulce Domum by Helen Maria Williams

AN OLD LATIN ODE.SUNG ANNUALLY BY THE WlNCHESTER BOYS UPONLEAVING COLLEGE AT THE VACATION. LOV'D Companions, let us sing!Wake the dear according string-Come, with gladness fill ...

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An Ode On The Piece by Helen Maria Williams

An Ode On The Piece by Helen Maria Williams

I.As wand'ring late on Albion's shoreThat chains the rude tempestuous deep,I heard the hollow surges roarAnd vainly beat her guardian steep;I heard the rising sounds of woeLoud on ...

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Duncan, An Ode by Helen Maria Williams

Duncan, An Ode by Helen Maria Williams

I. Abash'd the rebel squadrons yield--MACBETH , the victor of the field,Exulting, past the blasted wild;And where his dark o'erhanging towersFrown on the heath, with pleasures ...

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Sonnet To Twilight by Helen Maria Williams

Sonnet To Twilight by Helen Maria Williams

Meek Twilight! soften the declining day,And bring the hour my pensive spirit loves;When o'er the mountain slow descends the rayThat gives to silence and to night the groves.Ah, ...

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Elegy On A Young Thrush by Helen Maria Williams

Elegy On A Young Thrush by Helen Maria Williams

WHICH ESCAPED FROM THE WRITER'S HAND, AND FAL-LING DOWN THE AREA OF A HOUSE, COULD NOTBE FOUND. MISTAKEN Bird, ah whither hast thou stray'd? My friendly grasp why eager to ...

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Sonnet To Expression by Helen Maria Williams

Sonnet To Expression by Helen Maria Williams

Expression, child of soul! I fondly traceThy strong enchantments, when the poet's lyre,The painter's pencil catch thy sacred fire,And beauty wakes for thee her touching grace-But ...

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To The Baron De Humboldt, by Helen Maria Williams

To The Baron De Humboldt, by Helen Maria Williams

ON HIS BRINGING ME SOME FLOWERS IN MARCH.SOOTH'D I receive the flowers you bring,Whose charm anticipates the Spring;Whose tints in vernal freshness vieWith plants beneath an ...

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Sonnet To Disappointment by Helen Maria Williams

Sonnet To Disappointment by Helen Maria Williams

PALE disappointment! at thy freezing nameChill fears in every shiv'ring vein I prove;My sinking pulse almost forgets to move,And life almost forsakes my languid frame.Yet thee, ...

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Sonnet To Simplicity by Helen Maria Williams

Sonnet To Simplicity by Helen Maria Williams

NYMPH of the desert! on this lonely shore,Simplicity, thy blessings still are mine,And all thou canst not give I pleas'd resign,For all beside can soothe my soul no more.I ask no ...

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Imitation Of Lines Written By Roucher by Helen Maria Williams

Imitation Of Lines Written By Roucher by Helen Maria Williams

BELOW HIS PICTURE, WHICHA FELLOW-PRISONER HAD DRAWN, AND WHICHHE SENT TO HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN THEDAY BEFORE HIS EXECUTION.-1794. Lov'd objects! cease to wonder when ye traceThe ...

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An Epistle To Dr. Moore by Helen Maria Williams

An Epistle To Dr. Moore by Helen Maria Williams

Whether dispensing hope, and easeTo the pale victim of disease,Or in the social crowd you sit,And charm the group with sense and wit,Moore's partial ear will not disdainAttention ...

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A Hymn by Helen Maria Williams

A Hymn by Helen Maria Williams

While thee I seek, protecting Power!Be my vain wishes still'd;And may this consecrated hourWith better hopes be fill'd.Thy love the powers of thought bestow'd,To thee my thoughts ...

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Sonnet To The Torrid Zone by Helen Maria Williams

Sonnet To The Torrid Zone by Helen Maria Williams

PATHWAY of light! o'er thy empurpled zone,With lavish charms, perennial summer strays;Soft 'midst thy spicy groves the zephyr plays,While far around the rich perfumes are ...

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Lines On The Tomb Of A Favorite Dog by Helen Maria Williams

Lines On The Tomb Of A Favorite Dog by Helen Maria Williams

HERE rests the image of a friend,- Thine, cherish'd BIBI , thine!Oft to this spot our steps we'll bend, And call it Friendship's shrine.Through length'ning years' successive ...

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Verses Addressed To My Two Nephews by Helen Maria Williams

Verses Addressed To My Two Nephews by Helen Maria Williams

ON SAINT HELEN'S DAY, 1809.DEAR Boys!--dismiss'd awhile from school,From sober learning's thorny rule,--The annual race of glory run,The prize bestow'd, the laurels won,--Ye leave ...

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The Charter; by Helen Maria Williams

The Charter; by Helen Maria Williams

ADDRESSEDTO MY NEPHEWATHANASE C. L. COQUEREL,ON HIS WEDDING DAY, 1819.CHILD of my heart! while others hailThis festive morn, when joys prevail,With careless wishes they may ...

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To Mrs. K–, by Helen Maria Williams

To Mrs. K–, by Helen Maria Williams

WHAT crowding thoughts around me wake,What marvels in a Christmas-cake!Ah say, what strange enchantment dwellsEnclos'd within its od'rous cells?Is there no small magician ...

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To A Friend, by Helen Maria Williams

To A Friend, by Helen Maria Williams

WHO SENT ME FLOWERS, WHEN CONFINED BY ILLNESS.WHILE sickness still my step detainsFrom scenes where vernal pleasure reigns,Where Spring has bath'd with dewy tearThe blossoms of ...

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To John Forbes, Esq. by Helen Maria Williams

To John Forbes, Esq. by Helen Maria Williams

ON HIS BRINGING ME FLOWERS FROM VAUCLUSE, ANDWHICH HE HAD PRESERVED BY MEANS OFAN INGENIOUS PROCESS IN THEIRORIGINAL BEAUTY.SWEET spoils of consecrated bowers,How dear to me these ...

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The Travellers In Haste; by Helen Maria Williams

The Travellers In Haste; by Helen Maria Williams

ADDRESSED TO THOMAS CLARKSON, ESQ.IN 1814, WHEN MANY ENGLISH ARRIVED AT PARIS, BUTREMAINED A VERY SHORT TIME.LOV'D ENGLAND ! now the narrow seaIn vain would sep'rate France and ...

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Sonnet To The Strawberry by Helen Maria Williams

Sonnet To The Strawberry by Helen Maria Williams

THE Strawberry blooms upon its lowly bed,Plant of my native soil!--the Lime may flingMore potent fragrance on the zephyr's wing,The milky Cocoa richer juices shed,The white Guava ...

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