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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe
Short Name: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Full Name: Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896
Birth Year: 1811
Death Year: 1896

Stowe, Harriet, née Beecher, daughter of the Rev. Lyman Beecher, D.D., was born at Litchfield, Connecticut, June 15, 1812. In 1832, her father having been appointed President of Lane Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio, she removed therewith the family; and in 1833 was married to the Rev. Calvin E. Stowe, D.D., Professor of Languages and Biblical Literature in the same Institution. Her high reputation as an author is well known; and the immense success of Uncle Tom's Cabin, which first appeared in The National Era, in 1852, ensures her a lasting reputation. She has also written other well-known works. Three of her hymns appeared in the Plymouth Collection, edited by her brother, H. W. Beecher, in 1855:—
1. Still, still with Thee, when purple morning breaketh. Resting in God.
2. That mystic word of Thine, 0 sovereign Lord. Abiding in Jesus.
3. When winds are raging o'er the upper ocean. Peace.
Another hymn by Mrs. Stowe, "How beautiful, said he of old" (The Gospel Ministry), is No. 231 in the Boston Hymns of the Spirit, 1864. Her poetic pieces were published in her Religious Poems, 1867; and from a poem therein the hymn, "Knocking, knocking, who is there?" (Christ knocking), in Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos is adapted. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe (; June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and author. She came from the Beecher family, a famous religious family, and is best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), which depicts the harsh conditions for enslaved African Americans. The book reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and Great Britain, energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. Stowe wrote 30 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential for both her writings and her public stances and debates on social issues of the day.

Texts by Harriet Beecher Stowe (25)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Abide in me, O Lord, and I in TheeHarriet B. Stowe, 1812-1896 (Author)25
Abide in me, o'ershadow by Thy loveHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)8
Agtalinaedac a di agressatHarriet B. Stowe (Author)Tagalog2
Al despertar la purpurina auroraHarriet B. Stowe, 1812-1896 (Author)Spanish2
As pants the wearied hart for cooling springsH. B. Stowe (Author)English1
Hoer det banker hvem derHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)3
Hoer dig ropar nadens st'mmaHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)5
Horch, es klopfet, für und für!Harriet Beecher Stowe (Author)German13
How beautiful, said he of oldHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)1
In the silent midnight watches, List! thy bosom door!H. B. Stowe (Author)English1
It lies around us like a cloudMrs. H. B. Stowe (Author)5
Junto al Señor, cuando la aurora naceHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)Spanish2
Klopfet, klopfet komm hereinHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)German4
Knocking, knocking, who is there? Waiting, waiting, O how fair!Harriet B. Stowe, 1812-1896 (Author)72
Life's mystery, deep, restless as the oceanHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)4
Mid the mad whirl of lifeHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)3
O blessed peace, that floweth as a riverHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)3
O wondrous mother, since the dawn of timeHarriet B. Stowe, 1812-1896 (Author)3
One year ago, a ringing voiceMrs. H. B. Stowe (Author)2
Still, still with thee, when purple morning breakethHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)English471
That mystic word of thine, O sovereign LordHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)26
We need some Charmer, for our hearts are soreHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)3
When the winds are ragingHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)2
When winds are raging over the upper oceanHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)104
Why shouldst thou studyMrs. H. B. Stowe (Author)2

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