A Muse from Africa

POEMS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS, RELIGIOUS AND MORAL

by PHILLIS WHEATLEY

124 pages. Archibald Bell.

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No general could ask for a more resounding vote of confidence.

Thee, first in peace and honours...

Fam'd for thy valour, for thy virtues more,

Hear every tongue thy guardian aid implore!

Proceed, great chief, with virtue on thy side,

Thy ev'ry action let the goddess guide.

A crown, a mansion, and a throne that shine, With gold unfading,

WASHINGTON! be thine.

These lines are from a poem by Phillis Wheatley, which was recently published in the...

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