The Poems of Phillis Wheatley

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Contents
ACKNOWLEDGMENTSxiii
INTRODUCTION1
ON THE REPUTATION OF PHILLIS WHEATLEY, POET23
A NOTE ON THE TEXT35
Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral41
Title Page of First Edition, 177343
Dedication to First Edition44
Preface to First Edition45
John Wheatley's Letter to the Publisher in First Edition47
Note to the Public in First Edition48
To Mæcenas49
On Virtue51
To the University of Cambridge, in New-England52
To the King's Most Excellent Majesty. 176853
On Being Brought from Africa to America53
On the Death of the Rev. Dr. Sewell. 176954
On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield. 177055
On the Death of a Young Lady of Five Years of Age57
On the Death of a Young Gentleman58
To a Lady on the Death of Her Husband59
Goliath of Gath60
Thoughts on the Works of Providence67
To a Lady on the Death of Three Relations71
To a Clergyman on the Death of His Lady72
An Hymn to the Morning73
An Hymn to the Evening74
Isaiah LXIII. 1-875
On Recollection76
On Imagination78
A Funeral Poem on the Death of C. E. an Infant of Twelve Months80

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations xi
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • On the Reputation of Phillis Wheatley, Poet 23
  • A Note on the Text 35
  • Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral 41
  • Preface 45
  • Other Poems and Variants of Poems 113
  • Letters and Proposals 181
  • A Selected List of Works for Further Reference (From Works Referred To, and from Other Works) 217
  • Index 223
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