Phillis Wheatley

On Imagination – Phillis Wheatley

On Imagination – Phillis Wheatley

Thy various works, imperial queen, we see, How bright their forms! how deck’d with pomp by thee! Thy wond’rous acts in beauteous order stand, And all attest how potent is thine hand. From Helicon’s refulgent heights attend, Ye sacred choir, and my attempts befriend: To tell her glo... »

A Farewel To America to Mrs. S. W. – Phillis Wheatley

A Farewel To America to Mrs. S. W. – Phillis Wheatley

I. ADIEU, New-England’s smiling meads, Adieu, the flow’ry plain: I leave thine op’ning charms, O spring, And tempt the roaring main. II. In vain for me the flow’rets rise, And boast their gaudy pride, While here beneath the northern skies I mourn for health deny’d. III.... »