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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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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 March 2021

5 stars and to my Favouriutes. See, I love repeating as a true teacher, a true lecturer, I as a woman am very proud of Phillis Wheatley and the Boston family of John Wheatley.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 March 2021

Phillis Wheatley wrote great Tributes, the most famous is the Tribute to President George Washington and she has read that in public during a great public gathering. I can feel her pride and that of the family of John Wheatley. Thank you so much for sharing this poem!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 March 2021

Phillis Wheatley must be very proud in her heart that the Grand Jury in Boston declared all her poems, after having examined them, as written by her own hands. Such greatest Blessings from God.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 March 2021

I can say here that God cares for her, sans the John Wheatley family, there will be no Phillis Wheatley famous African American Poetess!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 March 2021

But the greatest Blessings in her life was the fact that the master's son Nathaniel Wheatley accompanied her to England to have the ability to publish her poems, since the North-American publishers did not want.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 March 2021

and her husband could not afford her any longer, so he abandoned her. She died at 31 years old, so very young, but if you watch her she looks like 61, really.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 March 2021

That was a money-case I think, since they have both become free persons and no slaves anymore, they have to support themselves

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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 March 2021

Being free from slavery (1773) meant that she must support herself to continue living alive, married to her own kind, she was abandoned by him after she got pregnant for the third time

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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 March 2021

What so very tragic was: she as a slave got her freedom, married to an afro american man, who abandoned her after her third pragnancy and so her home is the home of the poor people, she died in poverty.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 March 2021

The most tragic duruing her life was that she lived so short, she died after the third childbirt at the age of only 31

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