Elizabeth (Lloyd) Howell

Elizabeth (Lloyd) Howell was an American Quaker, artist, poet, and abolitionist. On March 31 1853, she married Robert Howell, a Philadelphia businessman, who was not a Quaker. Consequently, Elizabeth was disowned for marrying outside of the Society; she asked for reinstatement and was allowed to remain in the Quaker Meeting.

Milton’s Prayer of Patience

I am old and blind! Men point at me as smitten by God's frown; Afflicted and deserted of my kind, Yet am I not cast down. I am weak, yet strong; I murmur not that I no longer see; Poor, old, and helpless, I the more belong, Father Supreme! to Thee. All-merciful One! When...

By Elizabeth (Lloyd) Howell
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24 October