Phillis Wheatley

(1753 – 5 December 1784 / Gambia)

Poems of Phillis Wheatley

21. On the Death of the Rev. Dr. Sewell, 1769 1/1/2004
22. On Virtue 12/31/2002
23. One Being Brought From Africa To America 12/31/2002
24. Thoughts On The Works Of Providence 12/31/2002
25. To A Clergyman On The Death Of His Lady 12/31/2002
26. To A Gentleman And Lady On The Death Of The Lady's Brother And Sister, And A Child Of The Name Of Avis, Aged One Year 12/31/2002
27. To A Gentleman On His Voyage To Great-Britain For The Recovery Of His Health 12/31/2002
28. To a Lady and Her Children 1/1/2004
29. To A Lady On Her Coming To North-America With Her Son, For The Recovery Of Her Health 12/31/2002
30. To A Lady On Her Remarkable Preservation In A Hurrican In North-Carolina 12/31/2002
31. To A Lady On The Death Of Her Husband 12/31/2002
32. To a Lady on the Death of Three Relations 1/1/2004
33. To Captain H------D, Of The 65th Regiment 12/31/2002
34. To His Honour The Lieutenant-Governor, On The Death Of His Lady Marc 24, 1773 12/31/2002
35. To Maecenas 12/31/2002
36. To S. M. A Young African Painter, On Seeing His Works 12/31/2002
37. To The Honourable T. H. Esq; On the Death Of His Daughter 12/31/2002
38. To The King's Most Excellent Majesty 1768 12/31/2002
39. To The Rev. Dr. Thomas Amory, On Reading His Sermons On Daily Devotion, In Which that Duty Is Recommended And Assisted 12/31/2002
40. To The Right Honourable William, Earl Of Dartmouth, His Majesty's Principal Secretary Of The State For North-America, 12/31/2002

An Hymn to Humanity


Lo! for this dark terrestrial ball
Forsakes his azure-paved hall
A prince of heav'nly birth!
Divine Humanity behold,
What wonders rise, what charms unfold
At his descent to earth!

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