Helen Maria Williams

(1761—1827) writer

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published her first poem, a ballad, Edwin and Eltruda in 1782, and travelled in 1788 to Paris. She became friendly with the leading Girondists, and made the acquaintance of M. Wollstonecraft; her Letters (1790–5) contain interesting information on the state of Paris and France just before and during the Revolution.

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