Henrietta Joan Fry

FRY, Henrietta Joan. b. Bristol, 6 December 1799; d. Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, 1860. She was the daughter of Joseph Storrs Fry, a wealthy chocolate maker, and a Quaker, part of the celebrated ‘Fry’s Chocolate’ dynasty. She was a fine linguist. She published translations from the hymns of Johann Kaspar Lavater* with the title The Pastors’ Legacy; or Devotional Fragments from the German of Lavater (Bristol and London, 1842). She noted that they were taken from Hundert Sentenzen von Seligen Lavater, printed at Basel in 1827, ‘but that collection really contains more than two hundred’. Her translations of Lavater are graceful, as in ‘The Wish’: Deep in my heart and inmost mind One...

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