Poems of Phillis Wheatley


For the last twenty years Julian Mason's The Poems of Phillis Wheatley has been the standard edition of the poems and letters of this young black poet of eighteenth-century Boston.
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For the last twenty years Julian Mason's The Poems of Phillis Wheatley has been the standard edition of the poems and letters of this young black poet of eighteenth-century Boston.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557092335
  • Publisher: Applewood Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/1995
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 108
  • Sales rank: 1,407,389
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Julian D. Mason Jr. is emeritus professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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Table of Contents

Dedication 5
To the Public 6
Preface 7
Mr. Wheatley's Letter to the Publisher 8
To Maecenas 9
On virtue 11
On being brought from Africa to America 12
To the University of Cambridge, in New England 12
To the King's Most Excellent Majesty 14
On the Death of the Rev. Dr. Sewell 14
On the Death of the Rev. George Whitfield 16
On the Death of a Young Lady of five years of age 18
On the Death of a Young Gentleman 20
To a Lady, on the Death of her Husband 21
Goliath of Gath 22
Thoughts on the Works of Providence 30
To a Lady, on the Death of three Relations 34
To a Clergyman on the Death of his Lady 36
Hymn to the Morning 37
Hymn to the Evening 38
Isaiah - 63d Chap. 1st and 8th Verses 39
On Recollection 40
On Imagination 42
A Funeral Poem on the Death of C. E., an Infant of twelve months 44
To Captain Höööd 46
To the Right Honorable William, Earl of Dartmouth 47
Ode to Neptune, on Mrs. Wöööö's Voyage to England 49
To a Lady, on her coming to North America with her Son, for the Recovery of her Health 50
To a Lady, on her remarkable Preservation in a Hurricane, in North Carolina 51
To a Lady and her Children, on the Death of her Son and their Brother 53
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 54
On the Death of Dr. Samuel Marshall 55
To a Gentleman, on his voyage to Great Britain, for the Recovery of his Health 57
To the Rev. Dr. Thomas Amory, on reading his Sermons on Daily Devotion, in which that Duty is recommended and assisted 58
On the Death of J. C., an Infant 59
A Hymn to Humanity 61
To the Hon. T. H., Esq., on the Death of his Daughter 63
Niobe in Distress for her Children slain by Apollo 64
To S. M., a young African Painter, on seeing his Works 72
To his Honor the Lieutenant Governor, on the Death of his Lady 74
A Farewell to America 76
A Rebus 78
Answer to the Rebus 79
Memoir 81
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