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An Address To Miss Phillis Wheatly

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O, come you pious youth: adore
The wisdom of thy God.
In bringing thee from distant shore,
To learn His holy word.

Thou mightst been left behind,
Amidst a dark abode;
God's tender Mercy still combin'd,
Thou hast the holy word.
Fair wisdom's ways are paths of peace,
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Chinedu Dike 28 October 2019
Well expressed thoughts and feelings. A insight creation nicely penned from the heart.
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Hebert Logerie Sr. 08 January 2017
God's tender mercy brought thee here, tost o'er the raging main; In Christian faith thou hast a share, Worth all the gold of Spain. I have great respect for a man like Mr. Hammon. As a christian, I believe in protecting the other cheek. I believe in fighting back. I also like Wheatly who was not afraid to fight against slavery.
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Susan Williams 21 November 2015
Hammon wrote this as a response to Phillis Wheatley’s ‘’Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral’’. The difference in their age and experience created a division between the two concerning their political and religious beliefs. They both were Christians but Hammon was exceedingly more conservative than Wheatley. Wheatley 's poetry argued against slavery. Hammond did not believe in debating slavery- it was where the Lord placed him and he believed as a Christian that his role in life therefore was to be the best servant in God's eyes. Their poetic dialogue about slavery and morality caught attention in both America and Europe
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