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Poems of Phillis Wheatley

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ISBN-10: 1557092338

ISBN-13: 9781557092335

Edition: 1995

Authors: Phillis Wheatley

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Phillis Wheatley was America's first published Black poet. Her poems were published before the Revolutionary War and were recognized throughout the English speaking world. She was born in Africa, sold as a slave in America, and became a celebrity in Europe. In addition to the poems of Phillis Wheatley, this volume contains a short and poignant memoir of her life.
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Applewood Books
Publication date: 4/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 108
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Seized in Senegal/Gambia, West Africa by slave traders, Phillis Wheatley arrived in Boston when she was about seven years old. Purchased as a domestic in 1761, by Susanna and John Wheatley, Phillis Wheatley was frail and asthmatic. Perhaps because of her delicate constitution, she was excused from the most tiring aspects of her domestic duties. Instead, she was taught to read and write and was instructed in the Bible and the classics. Before she was thirteen, Wheatley was writing poetry that gained quick and widespread acclaim; in 1770 she published her first poem---"An Elegiac Poem on the Death of that Celebrated Divine, and Eminent Servant of Jesus Christ, the Reverend and Learned George…    

Dedication
To the Public
Preface
Mr. Wheatley's Letter to the Publisher
To Maecenas
On virtue
On being brought from Africa to America
To the University of Cambridge, in New England
To the King's Most Excellent Majesty
On the Death of the Rev. Dr. Sewell
On the Death of the Rev. George Whitfield
On the Death of a Young Lady of five years of age
On the Death of a Young Gentleman
To a Lady, on the Death of her Husband
Goliath of Gath
Thoughts on the Works of Providence
To a Lady, on the Death of three Relations
To a Clergyman on the Death of his Lady
Hymn to the Morning
Hymn to the Evening
Isaiah - 63d Chap. 1st and 8th Verses
On Recollection
On Imagination
A Funeral Poem on the Death of C. E., an Infant of twelve months
To Captain Hd
To the Right Honorable William, Earl of Dartmouth
Ode to Neptune, on Mrs. W's Voyage to England
To a Lady, on her coming to North America with her Son, for the Recovery of her Health
To a Lady, on her remarkable Preservation in a Hurricane, in North Carolina
To a Lady and her Children, on the Death of her Son and their Brother
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
On the Death of Dr. Samuel Marshall
To a Gentleman, on his voyage to Great Britain, for the Recovery of his Health
To the Rev. Dr. Thomas Amory, on reading his Sermons on Daily Devotion, in which that Duty is recommended and assisted
On the Death of J. C., an Infant
A Hymn to Humanity
To the Hon. T. H., Esq., on the Death of his Daughter
Niobe in Distress for her Children slain by Apollo
To S. M., a young African Painter, on seeing his Works
To his Honor the Lieutenant Governor, on the Death of his Lady
A Farewell to America
A Rebus
Answer to the Rebus
Memoir