Helen Maria Williams, 1816
Helen Maria Williams (1761 or 1762 – 15 December 1827) was an English novelist, poet, and translator of French-language works.
- Expression, child of soul! I fondly trace
Thy strong enchantment, when the poet's lyre,
The painter's pencil cathch thy sacred fire,
And beauty wakes for thee her touching grace
- From 'Sonnet - to Expression', Poems 1786, kindle ebook ASIN B00849523Q
- Pale moon ! thy mild benignant light
May glad some other's captive sight
Where are the years with pleasure gay
How bright their course ! How short their stay !
- from (I) & (II) 'Quenn Mary's Complaint', Poems 1786, kindle ebook ASIN B00849523Q
- No riches from his scanty store
My lover could impart
He gave a boon I valued more—
He gave me all his heart !
- from 'A Song', Poems 1786, kindle ebook ASIN B00849523Q