Thursday, January 1, 2004

A Rebus Comments

Rating: 3.0

A bird delicious to the taste,
On which an army once did feast,


Phillis Wheatley
Paresh Chakra 28 November 2018
I am like this poem thank sharing this poem
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Bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb 13 August 2018
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besty 03 May 2018
thanks you I guess.. I need it for a project
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Ratnakar Mandlik 29 April 2017
adds fresh glory and renown To old Britanias fame. Thanks for sharing it here.
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Lantz Pierre 29 April 2017
It is highly dubious that Phillis Wheatley wrote this poem. It is generally recognized that James Bowdoin, politician, statesman and scholar, wrote it as a friendly poke to test Wheatley's knowledge. Her response, proving her knowledge, is below: An Answer To The Rebus, By The Author Of These Poems (Phillis Wheatley) The poet asks, and Phillis can’t refuse To show th’ obedience of the Infant muse. She knows the Quail of most inviting taste Fed Israel’s army in the dreary waste; And what’s on Britain’s royal standard borne, But the tall, graceful, rampant Unicorn? The Emerald with a vivid verdure glows Among the gems which regal crowns compose; Boston’s a town, polite and debonair, To which the beaux and beauteous nymphs repair, Each Helen strikes the mind with sweet surprise, While living lightning flashes from her eyes, See young Euphorbus of the Dardan line By Manelaus’ hand to death resign: The well known peer of popular applause Is C—-m zealous to support our laws. Quebec now vanquish’d must obey, She too much annual tribute pay To Britain of immortal fame. And add new glory to her name.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 29 April 2017
A gem of vivid green..... thanks for posting
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Tom Allport 29 April 2017
a puzzling poem? but one thing is for sure that of Britannia's gain! ..........written well.
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Edward Kofi Louis 29 April 2017
Sent by a hand unseen! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Alexander Julian 29 April 2017
Is the bird a jewel or a shade?
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Jake Boguson 02 February 2017
i like it. it is nice.
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Brian Jani 25 April 2014
I like this its very... Artistic
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