Ossoli, Sarah Margaret, née Fuller, Marchesa, an American Unitarian writer of note, daughter of the Hon. Timothy Fuller, was born at Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, May 23, 1810, and in after years was engaged for some time in educational work in Boston and Providence. In 1840 she edited the Dial; and in 1847 was married at Rome, to the Marchese Ossoli. On July 16, 1850, she was lost in a shipwreck near New York. Her Memoirs, by R. W. Emerson, W. H. Channing, and J. F. Clarke, appeared in 1851; and her Works in 1874. Her hymn "Jesus, a child His course began" (Christ the Pattern of Childhood), from Life Without and Life Within, 1859, p. 404, is in common use in Great Britain and America.
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Display Title: Jesus a Child His Course BegunFirst Line: Jesus a child His work begunTune Title: ERNANAuthor: Margaret Fuller, 1810-1850Meter: LMSource: Appeared posthumously in her Life Within and Life Without, 1859