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To A Gentleman On His Voyage To Great-Britain For The Recovery Of His Health

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WHILE others chant of gay Elysian scenes,
Of balmy zephyrs, and of flow'ry plains,
My song more happy speaks a greater name,
Feels higher motives and a nobler flame.
For thee, O R-----, the muse attunes her strings,
And mounts sublime above inferior things.
I sing not now of green embow'ring woods,
I sing not now the daughters of the floods,
I sing not of the storms o'er ocean driv'n,
And how they howl'd along the waste of heav'n.
But I to R----- would paint the British shore,
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Shaun Cronick 16 April 2020
Excellent as always this woman always enchanting and inspiring. A true poetry tour de force and thank god for that.
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Harindhar Reddy 16 April 2020
May R return to view native shore what majestic poem is this as it has depth of ocean and breath of the sky...
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O thou stupendous, earth-enclosing main Exert thy wonders to the world again! If ere thy pow'r prolong'd the fleeting breath, Turn'd back the shafts, and mock'd the gates of death, If ere thineair dispens'd an healing pow'r, Or 'd the victim from the fatal hour,
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Dr Antony Theodore 16 April 2020
Replete with vigour not his own before, Then shall we see with pleasure and surprise, And own thy work, great Ruler of the skies! . a great poem. tony
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Kumarmani Mahakul 16 April 2020
The inspiration made by Phillis Wheatley is so enchanting and touching.
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Mahtab Bangalee 16 April 2020
mounts sublime above inferior things. I sing not now of green embow'ring woods, I sing not now the daughters of the floods, I sing not of the storms o'er ocean driv'n............/// beautiful poem shared
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Ramesh T A 16 April 2020
The soothing and encouraging words of the Poet is similar to the effect of Zephyr wind indeed depicted in this beautiful poem sure!
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Edward Kofi Louis 16 April 2019
With pleasure and surprise! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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