Adelaide Anne Procter

Adelaide Anne ProcterProfile

Poetess and philanthropist. She was the daughter of Bryan Waller Procter (“Barry Cornwall”), and a convert to Catholicism in 1851. Her verses are unambitious, but have the merit of originality and give evidence of much culture. Her book Legends and Lyrics, met with great success.

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Died

Readings

I do not ask, O Lord, that life may be
  A pleasant road;
I do not ask that Thou would’st take from me
  Aught of its load.

I do not ask that flowers should always spring
  Beneath my feet;
I know too well the poison and the sting
  Of things too sweet.

For one thing only, Lord, I plead,
  Lead me aright
Though strength should falter, and though
  Heart should bleed –
  Through peace to light.

I do not ask, O Lord, that Thou should’st shed
  Full radiance here;
Give but a ray of peace, O Lord, that I may tread
  Without a fear.

– Through Peace to Light, by Adelaide Anne Procter

MLA Citation

  • “Adelaide Anne Procter“. People of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 December 2019. Web. 7 December 2021. <>