Verse > Phillis Wheatley > Poems on Various Subjects
But, O my soul, sink not into despair, / Virtue is near thee, and with gentle hand / Would now embrace thee, hovers o’er thine head.
On Virtue
Poems on Various Subjects
Religious and Moral
Phillis Wheatley
These 39 poems form the first book of verse by an African-American author.
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 To Mæcenas
 On Virtue
 To the University of Cambridge, in New-England
 To the King’s Most Excellent Majesty. 1768
 On being brought from Africa to America
 On the Death of the Rev. Dr. Sewell. 1769
 On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield. 1770
 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
 An Hymn to the Morning
 An Hymn to the Evening
 Isaiah lxiii. 1–8
 On Recollection
 On Imagination
 A Funeral Poem on the Death of C. E. an Infant of Twelve Months
 To Captain H——d, of the 65th Regiment
 To the Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth, His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for North-America, &c.
 Ode to Neptune
 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. 1771
 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
 An Hymn to Humanity
 To the Honourable T. H. Esq; on the Death of his Daughter
 Niobe in Distress for her Children slain by Apollo, from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book VI. and from a view of the Painting of Mr. Richard Wilson
 To S. M. a young African Painter, on seeing his Works
 To His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, on the Death of his Lady. March 24, 1773
 A Farewel to America
 A Rebus, by I. B.
 An Answer to the Rebus, by the Author of these Poems


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