Harriet Martineau

Harriet Martineau
Short Name: Harriet Martineau
Full Name: Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876
Birth Year: 1802
Death Year: 1876

Martineau, Harriet, was born at Norwich, June 12, 1802, and died at Ambleside, June 27, 1876. Best known as the writer of Illustrations of Political Economy, Retrospect of Western Travel; two novels, Deerbrook and The Hour and the Man; Eastern Life, Past and Present; a History of the Thirty Years’ Peace, and various other works. Her first publication was a book of Devotional Exercises, with hymns appended to each Exercise, and her hymns also belong to what she speaks of in the Autobiography as her "Unitarian" period. Five of them appeared in A Collection of Hymns for Christian Worship, printed in 1831 for the congregation of Eustace Street, Dublin, and edited by her brother, the Rev. James Martineau.
1. All men are equal in their birth. Human Equality.
2. Lord Jesus! come; for here. Jesus desired. Sometimes given as(1) "Come, Jesus, come, for here"; (2) and "Thy kingdom come, for here."
3. The floods of grief have spread around. In Affliction.
4. What hope was thine, O Christ! when grace. Peace.
5. When Samuel heard, in still midnight . Samuel.
The Rev. J. R. Beard's Collection 1837, contains 1, 2, 4 and 5, and:—
6. The sun had set, the infant slept. Gethsemane. The Rev. W. J. Fox's Hymns and Anthems, 1841, contains No. 1, and
7. Beneath this starry arch. Progress . [Rev. Valentine D. Davis, B.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Harriet Martineau (/ˈmɑːrtənˌoʊ/; 12 June 1802 – 27 June 1876) was a British social theorist and Whig writer, often cited as the first female sociologist. Martineau wrote many books and a multitude of essays from a sociological, holistic, religious, domestic, and perhaps most controversially, feminine perspective; she also translated various works from Auguste Comte. She earned enough to be supported entirely by her writing, a rare feat for a woman in the Victorian era. A young Princess Victoria enjoyed reading Martineau's publications. The queen invited Martineau to her coronation in 1838 —an event which Martineau described, in great and amusing detail, to her many readers. Martineau said of her own approach to writing: "when one studies a society, one must focus on all its aspects, inclu

Texts by Harriet Martineau (10)sort descendingAsInstances
All men are equal in their birthMiss Martineau (Author)15
Come, Spirit, come; for here belowH. M. (Alterer)3
Faith grasps the blessing she desiresHarriet Martineau (Author)4
He who himself and God would knowMartineau (Author)1
Lord Jesus, come; for hereH. Martineau (Author)35
On the dewy breath of evenMartineau (Author)1
Sweet is the prayer, whose holy streamHarriet Martineau (Author)41
Thou, Lord, of all the parent artHarriet Martineau (Author)1
When Samuel heard in still midnightHarriet Martineau, 1802-1876 (Author)1
Man of Sorrows, wrapt in griefH. M. (Translator (into English))1

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