Who is Emma Hart Willard?

  • (noun): United States educator who was an early campaigner for higher education for women (1787-1870).
    Synonyms: Willard

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    And such the trust that still were mine,
    Though stormy winds swept o’er the brine,
    Or though the tempest’s fiery breath
    Roused me from sleep to wreck and death.
    In ocean cave, still safe with Thee
    The germ of immortality!
    And calm and peaceful shall I sleep,
    Rocked in the cradle of the deep.
    Emma Hart Willard (1787–1870)

    Rocked in the cradle of the deep
    I lay me down in peace to sleep;
    Secure I rest upon the wave,
    For Thou, O Lord! hast power to save.
    Emma Hart Willard (1787–1870)

    In externals we advance with lightening express speed, in modes of thought and sympathy we lumber on in stage-coach fashion.
    —Frances E. Willard 1839–1898, U.S. president of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union 1879-1891, author, activist. The Woman’s Magazine, pp. 137-40 (January 1887)

    I’m ashamed of myself and this magazine too. The sloppy, slovenly notion that everybody’s busy doing bigger things. Well, there just isn’t anything bigger than beating down the complacence of essentially decent people about prejudice. Yes, I’m ashamed of myself.
    —Moss Hart (1904–1961)