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Amelia Opie


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Amelia Opie was an English author. She was the daughter of James Alderson, a physician in Norwich, and Amelia Briggs. She held radical principles for the time. In 1798 she married John Opie, the painter, who encouraged her to write. in 1825, through the influence of Joseph John Gurney, she joined the Society of Friends and spent the rest of her life travelling and carrying out charitable works including involvement in the Campaign to end slavery. She is best known for writing a poem directed at Children called 'The Negro Boy's Tale', published in 1824.

With kind Permission of 'The Library of the Religious Society of Friends'.

16th Jan 2008 by Diane Earl

Citizenship, History

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