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Helen Maria Williams: Heaven-born peace

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

British writers on peace and war

Women writers on peace and war

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Helen Maria Williams
From Ode To Peace

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 Nature’s festival, let earth rejoice,
And pour to Liberty exulting songs,
In distant regions, with according voice,
Let Man the vict’ry bless, its prize to Man belongs.

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