Anna Laetitia Waring

WARING, Anna Laetitia. b. Neath, Glamorgan, 19 April 1823; d. Bristol, 10 May 1910. The daughter of Quaker parents, she became a member of the Church of England in 1842. She learnt Hebrew in order to be able to read the Old Testament in the original, and spent much time in philanthropic work in Bristol, where her family lived from about 1850. She was a prison visitor, and was an active supporter of the Discharged Prisoners’ Aid Society. She published Hymns and Meditations by A.L.W. (1850) which went through many editions, later ones incorporating the contents of Additional Hymns (1858). Other books included Days of Remembrance (1886), and two little books with proverbial titles, ‘What can’t...

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