Hannah More

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Hannah More in 1821
Blue Plaque on the wall of Keepers Cottage, Brislington

Hannah More (2 February 17457 September 1833) was an English religious writer and philanthropist.


  • The keen spirit
    Seizes the prompt occasion, makes the thought
    Start into instant action, and at once
    Plans and performs, resolves and executes!
    • Daniel
  • A crown! what is it?
It is to bear the miseries of a people!
To hear their murmurs, feel their discontents,
And sink beneath a load of splendid care!
  • Daniel, Pt. VI
  •   ...   There's a joy,
    To the fond votaries of fame unknown,
    To hear the still small voice of conscience speak
    In whisp'ring plaudit to the silent soul.
    • David and Goliath, Pt. I
  • To those who know thee not, no words can paint!
    And those who know thee, know all words are faint!
    • Sensibility
  • Since trifles make the sum of human things,
    And half our misery from our foibles springs.
    • Sensibility
  • In men this blunder still you find,—
    All think their little set mankind.
    • Florio, Pt. I
  • Small habits well pursued betimes
    May reach the dignity of crimes.
    • Florio, Pt. I
  • That silence is one of the great arts of conversation is allowed by Cicero himself, who says, there is not only an art, but even an eloquence in it.
    • Essays on Various Subjects

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