Joanna Baillie (11 September 1762 – 23 February 1851) was a Scottish acclaimed poet and dramatist.
During her lifetime and, though a woman, intended her plays not for the closet but for the stage. She was admired for her literary disposition, she also hosted a literary society in her cottage at Hampstead. Baillie died at the age of 88, her faculties remaining unimpaired to the last.
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The brave man is not he who feels no fear for that were stupid and irrational — but he, whose noble soul its fear subdues, and bravely dares the danger nature shrinks from.