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Caroline E.S. Norton
“God made all pleasures innocent.”
“They serve God well / Who serve His creatures.”
“A woman's suffering is never above half known, for the fact of the publicity of her wrongs is counted to her for disgrace.”
“Of all the joys that lighten suffering earth, what joy is welcomed like a new-born child?”
“I do not love thee! - no! I do not love thee! / And yet when thou art absent I am sad.”
“I do not ask for my rights. I have no rights. I have only wrongs.”
“For death and life, in ceaseless strife, / Beat wild on this world's shore, / And all our calm is in that balm — / Not lost but gone before.”
“Oh, there at last, life's trials past, / We'll meet our loved ones more, / Whose feet have trod the path to God, — / Not lost, but gone before.”
Caroline E.S. Norton, English feminist, social reformer, writer
(1808 - 1877)
Full name: Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton.