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The collected works of Phillis Wheatley

Author: Phillis Wheatley; John C Shields
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
Series: Schomburg library of nineteenth-century Black women writers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains the complete works of the first African-American to publish a book of poetry.
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Genre/Form: Personal correspondence
Poetry
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Correspondance
Named Person: Phillis Wheatley; Phillis Wheatley; Phillis Wheatley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phillis Wheatley; John C Shields
ISBN: 0195052412 9780195052411 0195060857 9780195060850 0195052676 9780195052671
OCLC Number: 16078609
Description: xl, 339 pages : portrait ; 17 cm.
Contents: Poems on various subjects, religious and moral. To Maecenas --
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 clerygman 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 --
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 an 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 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 S.P.G. Esq. --
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. To Mrs. S.W. --
A rebus, by I.B. --
An answer to the rebus, by the author of these poems. Extant poems not included in the 1773 poems. Atheism --
An address to the deist --
On Messrs. Hussey and Coffin --
America --
To the Honble. Commodore Hood on his pardoning a deserter --
On friendship --
On the death of Mr. Snider murder'd by Richardson --
An elegy to Miss Mary Moorhead, on the death of her father, the Rev. Mr. John Moorhead --
To a gentleman of the Navy --
The answer [by the gentleman of the Navy] --
Phillis's reply to the answer --
To His Excellency General Washington --
On the capture of General Lee --
On the death of General Wooster --
To Mr. and Mrs. ---
on the death of their infant son --
An elegy sacred to the memory of that great divine, the Reverend and learned Dr. Samuel Cooper --
Liberty and peace --
An elegy on leaving ---
Prose. Letters. To the Rt. Hon'ble the Countess of Huntingdon (October 25, 1770) --
Madam [to Abigail May?] (November or December 1771) --
Hon'd Sir [John Thornton] (April 21, 1772) --
to Abour Tanner, in Newport (May 19, 1772) --
to Arbour Tanner, in Newport (July 19, 1772) --
My Lord [Earl of Dartmouth] (October 10, 1772) --
Madam [the Countess of Huntingdon] (June 27, 1773) --
Madam [the Countess of Huntingdon] (July 17, 1773) --
Sir [David Wooster] (October 18, 1773) --
To Obour Tanner, in New Port (October 30, 1773) --
Hon'd Sir [John Thornton] (December 1, 1773) --
[To the Rev. Samuel Hopkins] (February 9, 1774) --
Reverend and Honoured Sir [to Samson Occom] (February 11, 1774) --
to Miss Obour Tanner, Newport (March 21, 1774) --
Much Honoured Sir [John Thornton] (March 29, 1774) --
To Miss Obour Tanner, New Port, Rhode Island (May 6, 1774) --
Rev'd Sir [Samuel Hopkins] (May 6, 1774) --
Much Hon'd Sir [John Thornton] (October 30, 1774) --
Sir [George Washington] (October 26, 1775) --
Miss Obour Tanner, Worcester (May 29, 1778) --
Madam [Mary Wooster] (July 15, 1778) --
Miss Obour Tanner, Worcester (May 10, 1779) --
Proposals for volumes. Proposals for printing by subscription (February 29, 1772) --
Proposals (October 30, 1779) --
Wheatley's final proposal (September 1784) --
Prayer : Sabbath --
June 13, 1779. Variant poems and letters. Poems. To the University of Cambridge, wrote in 1767 --
On Atheism [Variant I] --
On Atheism [Variant II] --
Deism --
To the King's Most Excellent Majesty on his repealing the American Stamp Act --
On the death of the Rev'd Dr. Sewall, 1769 --
To Mrs. Leonard, on the death of her husband --
An Elegiac poem, on the death of --
George Whitefield [Variant I] --
An ode of verses on the much-lamented death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield [Variant II] --
On the death of Doctor Samuel Marshall --
Recollection, to Miss A---, M---
--
To the Rev. Mr. Pitkin, on the death of his lady --
To the Hon'ble Thomas Hubbard, Esq; on the death of Mrs. Thankfull Leonard --
To the Right Honourable William Legge, Earl of Dartmouth --
To the Empire of America, beneath the Western Hemisphere. Farewell to America. To Mrs. S.W. [Variant I] --
Farewell to America [Variant II] --
An elegy sacred to the memory of the Rev'd Samuel Cooper, D.D. --
On the death of J.C. an infant --
Letters. Most Notable Lady [the Countess of Huntingdon] (October 25, 1770 --
My Lord [Dartmouth] (June 3, 1773). Phillis Wheatley's struggle for freedom in her poetry and prose / John C. Shields.
Series Title: Schomburg library of nineteenth-century Black women writers.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited with an essay by John C. Shields.

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Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784), the first black American to publish a book, was internationally famous during her short life. This edition, with an essay by the editor, restores her to her proper place  Read more...

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