phillis wheatley

“On Imagination” by Phillis Wheatley


THY various works, imperial queen, we see, How bright their forms! how deck’d with pomp by thee! Thy wond’rous acts in beauteous order stand, And all attest how potent is thine hand. From Helicon’s refulgent heights attend, Ye sacred choir, and my attempts befriend: To tell her glories with a faithful tongue, Ye blooming graces, […]

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“An Address to Miss Phillis Wheatley” by Jupiter Hammon


I. O come you pious youth! adore     The wisdom of thy God, In bringing thee from distant shore,     To learn His holy word.                                                                   Eccles. xii. II. Though mightst been left behind     Amidst a dark abode; God’s tender mercy still combined,     Thou hast the holy word.                                                                   Psal. cxxv. 2, 3.

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