Hear my prayer, O! Heavenly Father

Hear my prayer, O! Heavenly Father. Harriet Parr*. This was first published in a Christmas number of Charles Dickens’s Household Words. Harriet Parr had earlier submitted her second novel, Gilbert Massenger, to Dickens, who admired it, and helped to get it published in 1855. In the years that followed she contributed to his periodicals Household Words and All the Year Round. One of her stories, ‘The Wreck of the Golden Mary’, was used by Dickens in Household Words in 1856. The full title was   The Wreck of the Golden Mary. Being the Captain’s Account of the Loss of the Ship, and the Mate’s Account of the Great Deliverance of Her People in and Open Boat at Sea. The Extra Christmas Number of...

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