Lucy Aikin


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Lucy Aikin (pseudo. Mary Godolphin) born Warrington, Cheshire, England November 6, 1781 (d. 1864). “Friend of Peace.” English history writer.


[W]ar, that thousand-headed monster of wrong. . . Once allow war not to be utterly unlawful,and we may listen to considerations of state expediency, utility. ‘Necessity, the tyrant’s plea,’ comes in.” (to W. E. Channing, June 19, 1839, in Correspondence, pp. 347-48; photo musing with clio)