Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley

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Phillis Wheatley, also spelled Phyllis and Wheatly (c. 1753 – December 5, 1784) was the first African-American author of a published book of poetry. Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at the age of seven or eight and transported to North America.
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Goliath Of Gath

Ye martial pow'rs, and all ye tuneful nine,
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On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Years Of Age

From dark abodes to fair etherial
Th' enraptur'd innocent has wing'd her flight;
On the kind bosom of eternal
She finds unknown beatitude above
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On the Death of JC an Infant

No more the flow'ry scenes of pleasure rife,
Nor charming prospects greet the mental eyes,
No more with joy we view that lovely
Smiling, disportive, flush'd with ev'ry grace
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On Virtue

O Thou bright jewel in my aim I
To comprehend thee
Thine own words
Wisdom is higher than a fool can reach
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To a Lady on Her Remarkable Preservation

Though thou did'st hear the tempest from afar,
And felt'st the horrors of the wat'ry war,
To me unknown, yet on this peaceful
Methinks I hear the storm tumultuous roar,
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Thoughts on the Works of Providence

Arise, my soul, on wings enraptur'd,
To praise the monarch of the earth and skies,
Whose goodness and benificence
As round its centre moves the rolling year,
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On The Death Of Dr Samuel Marshall

Thro' thickest glooms look back, immortal shade,
On that confusion which thy death has made:
Or from Olympus' height look down, and seeA Town involv'd in grief bereft of thee
Thy Lucy sees thee mingle with the dead,
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On The Death of Mr Snider Murderd By Richardson

In heavens eternal court it was
How the first martyr for the cause should
To clear the country of the hated
He whet his courage for the common
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To the Kings Most Excellent Majesty 1768

Your subjects hope, dread Sire—The crown upon your brows may flourish long,
And that your arm may in your God be strong
O may your sceptre num'rous nations sway,
And all with love and readiness obey
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On Friendship

Let amicitia in her ample
Extend her notes to a Celestial
Benevolent far more divinely
Amor like me doth triumph at the
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To the Honourable TH Esq on the Death of His Daughter

While deep you mourn beneath the
The hand of Death, and your dear daughter
In dust, whose absence gives your tears to flow,
And racks your bosom with incessant woe,
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To His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor

All-Conquering Death
by thy resistless pow'r,
Hope's tow'ring plumage falls to rise no more
Of scenes terrestrial how the glories fly,
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To the University of Cambridge

While an intrinsic ardor prompts to write,
The muses promise to assist my pen;'Twas not long since I left my native
The land of errors, and Egyptian gloom:
Father of mercy, 'twas thy gracious
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To the Right Honourable William Earl of Dartmouth

Hail, happy day, when, smiling like the morn,
Fair Freedom rose New-England to adorn:
The northern clime beneath her genial ray,
Dartmouth, congratulates thy blissful sway:
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To a Lady on the Death of Her Husband

Grim monarch
see, depriv'd of vital breath,
A young physician in the dust of death:
Dost thou go on incessant to destroy,
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