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Charlotte Elliott

"'Christian! Seek not yet repose'; / Hear thy guardian angel say, / Thou art in the midst of foes -- / 'Watch and pray.'"

Charlotte Elliott, "Wednesday Morning," Morning and Evening Hymns for a Week (1859)

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"I hope I shall never lose the recollection of all I heard about her illness, and of the little I myself witnessed before I looked upon the clay-cold form, and pressed my lips on the altered brow of that once bright and lovely creature! Oh! it is indeed an awful change, and a fearful termination to look to, and to prepare for. It is one thing to hear of death, and another to behold its awful effects!"

Charlotte Elliott, letter (1838), Leaves From the Unpublished Journals, Letters, and Poems of Charlotte Elliott (1874)

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"I feel so great an age as mine requires three things: great faith, great patience, and great peace."

Charlotte Elliott, letter (1870), Leaves From the Unpublished Journals, Letters, and Poems of Charlotte Elliott (1874)

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"Is life's evening long and dreary? / Gone the treasures once possessed? / Is thy spirit faint and weary? / Does thou long to be at rest? / On this sweet promise fix thy sight: / 'At evening time it shall be light.'"

Charlotte Elliott, "Lines for the Aged," Leaves From the Unpublished Journals, Letters, and Poems of Charlotte Elliott (1874)

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"I saw the radiant Queen of Night / Walking in brightness through the sky ..."

Charlotte Elliott, "The Setting Moon," Leaves From the Unpublished Journals, Letters, and Poems of Charlotte Elliott (1874)

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"Oh, weep not for her! she has taken her flight, / From the valley of tears to the land of delight; / Oh, weep not for her! she is ransomed and blest; / Her warfare is over, her spirit at rest."

Charlotte Elliott, "Epitaph," Leaves From the Unpublished Journals, Letters, and Poems of Charlotte Elliott (1874)

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Charlotte Elliott, English poet, hymn writer
(1789 - 1871)

At least one of her books was published “By a lady,” with no author’s name.