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Author LinkWheatley, Phillis,1753-1784.
Uniform Title LinkMemoir and poems of Phillis Wheatley
Title LinkThe poems of Phillis Wheatley : with letters and a memoir.
Imprint Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2010.
Description xiv, 77 p. ;  22 cm.
Type of Material Book
Gen. Note Includes memoir by Margaretta Matilda Odell.
Originally published: Memoir and poems of Phillis Wheatley. Boston : George W. Light, 1834.
Contents Contents: To Mæcenas -- 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 : 63rd 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 H-d -- 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.
Summary "Born in Africa in 1753, Phillis Wheatley was kidnapped at the age of 7 and sold into slavery. At 19, she became the first black American poet to publish a book, on which this volume is based. Wheatley’s elegies and odes offer fascinating glimpses into the origins of African-American literary traditions"--Publisher description.
Subject LinkWomen slaves -- United States -- Poetry.
LinkAfrican American women -- Poetry.
Add.Author LinkOdell, Margaretta Matilda.

System Number 000678020
ISBN Link9780486475936 (pbk.)

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