ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Helen Maria Williams
Paris, "Advice to Miss Helen Williams, on her Poem on the Slave Trade" General Evening Post (14 February 1789).
Helen Maria Williams:
1782: Charlotte Anne Burney
1783: William Hayley
1784: Samuel Johnson
1784: Anna Seward
1786: W. Upton
1787: J. B-o
1787: Anna Seward
1790 ca.: George Hardinge
1790: E. J.
1791: E. J.
1793: Elizabeth Carter
1793: Anna Seward
1800: Rev. Richard Polwhele
1801: Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe
1801: Alexander Thomson
1803: Francis William Blagdon
1815: Isaac D'Israeli
1822: James Harley
1855: Sarah Josepha Hale
1882: Epes Sargent
1887: P. W. Clayden
1789: Helen Maria Williams
Helen, thou sweet, yet thoughtless Maid,
Who many a tender thing hast said,
I like each stanza that for freedom sighs;
But when thou giv'st a trimming to the Knaves,
Who make such numbers of poor Negroes Slaves,
Thou think'st not of those rogues — thy two bright eyes.
Those, with their overpow'ring ray,
Are making Captives ev'ry day;
Therefore, for cruelties forbear to roam,
And for the future, Helen, look at home.