Louisa Sarah Bevington


Louisa Sarah Bevington born Battersea, Surrey (now Wandsworth, London), England May 14, 1846 (d. 1895). Poet and essayist. Raised a Quaker, became leading anarchist opposed to violence.


'Dreamers?' Ah, no! else he was a dreamer,
Our crucified brother of long, long ago;
Arrested, and jeered at; 'seditious;' 'blasphemer;'
And legally slain, lest the people should know

That 'Kingdom' is coming, on earth as 'within you,'
The reign of sweet peace, and goodwill amongst men;
'Tis suffering violence? Yes, in the taking;
Yet, taken, there shall not be fighting again.