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

On Imagination

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, triumph in my song.
Now here, now there, the roving Fancy flies,
Till some lov'd object strikes her wand'ring eyes,
Whose silken fetters all the senses bind,
And soft captivity involves the mind.
Imagination! who ...

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Goliath Of Gath

SAMUEL, Chap. xvii.

YE martial pow'rs, and all ye tuneful nine,
Inspire my song, and aid my high design.
The dreadful scenes and toils of war I write,
The ardent warriors, and the fields of fight:
You best remember, and you best can sing
The acts of heroes to the vocal string:
Resume the lays with which your sacred lyre,

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