Phillis Wheatley

(1753 – 5 December 1784 / Gambia)

Phillis Wheatley Poems

1. A Farewell To America To Mrs. S. W. 12/31/2002
2. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An Infant Of Twelve Months 12/31/2002
3. A Rebus 1/1/2004
4. An Answer To The Rebus, By The Author Of These Poems 12/31/2002
5. An Hymn To Humanity 1/1/2004
6. An Hymn To The Evening 12/31/2002
7. An Hymn To The Morning 12/31/2002
8. Goliath Of Gath 12/31/2002
9. His Excellency General Washington 1/20/2012
10. Isaiah Lxiii 1/1/2004
11. Niobe In Distress For Her Children Slain By Apollo, From Ovid's Metamorphoses, Book Vi. And From A View Of The Painting Of Mr. Richard Wilson 12/31/2002
12. Ode To Neptune 12/31/2002
13. On Being Brought From Africa To America 1/1/2004
14. On Imagination 12/31/2002
15. On Recollection 12/31/2002
16. On The Death Of A Youn Gentleman 12/31/2002
17. On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Years Of Age 12/31/2002
18. On The Death Of Dr. Samuel Marshall 12/31/2002
19. On The Death Of J.C. An Infant 1/1/2004
20. On The Death Of Rev. Mr. George Whitefield 12/31/2002
21. On The Death Of The Rev. Dr. Sewell, 1769 1/1/2004
22. On Virtue 12/31/2002
23. Thoughts On The Works Of Providence 12/31/2002
24. To A Clergyman On The Death Of His Lady 12/31/2002
25. 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
26. To A Gentleman On His Voyage To Great-Britain For The Recovery Of His Health 12/31/2002
27. To A Lady And Her Children 1/1/2004
28. To A Lady On Her Coming To North-America With Her Son, For The Recovery Of Her Health 12/31/2002
29. To A Lady On Her Remarkable Preservation In A Hurrican In North-Carolina 12/31/2002
30. To A Lady On The Death Of Her Husband 12/31/2002
31. To A Lady On The Death Of Three Relations 1/1/2004
32. To Captain H------D, Of The 65th Regiment 12/31/2002
33. To His Honour The Lieutenant-Governor, On The Death Of His Lady Marc 24, 1773 12/31/2002
34. To Maecenas 12/31/2002
35. To S. M. A Young African Painter, On Seeing His Works 12/31/2002
36. To The Honourable T. H. Esq; On The Death Of His Daughter 12/31/2002
37. To The King's Most Excellent Majesty 1768 12/31/2002
38. To The Rev. Dr. Thomas Amory, On Reading His Sermons On Daily Devotion, In Which That Duty Is Recommended And Assisted 12/31/2002
39. To The Right Honourable William, Earl Of Dartmouth, His Majesty's Principal Secretary Of The State For North-America, 12/31/2002
40. To The Rt. Hon. William, Earl Of Dartmouth 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Phillis Wheatley

An Hymn To The Morning

ATTEND my lays, ye ever honour'd nine,
Assist my labours, and my strains refine;
In smoothest numbers pour the notes along,
For bright Aurora now demands my song.
Aurora hail, and all the thousand dies,
Which deck thy progress through the vaulted skies:
The morn awakes, and wide extends her rays,
On ev'ry leaf the gentle zephyr plays;
Harmonious lays the feather'd race resume,
Dart the bright eye, and shake the painted plume.
Ye shady groves, your verdant gloom display
To shield your poet from the burning day:
Calliope awake the sacred lyre,
While thy...

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An Hymn To Humanity

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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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