A Song

Helen Maria Williams (1759 -1827)

Read by Pu Zhao, Earth Sciences, PhD Student, 2011

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.


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