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Alfred H. Miles, ed. The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century. 1907.

By Critical and Biographical Essay by Alfred H. Miles

Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna (1790–1849)

CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH TONNA, née BROWNE, better known as “Charlotte Elizabeth,” author of “Derry: a Tale of the Revolution,” “Personal Recollections,” “Chapters on Flowers,” etc., etc., was the daughter of the Rev. Michael Browne, Rector of St. Giles’, Norwich, and was born on the 1st of October, 1790. She wrote several hymns, of which the following is the most striking. She died on the 12th of July, 1849.